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Over 100 major charities have joined together to call on the government to fix Australia’s fundraising regulations, which they are say are “an almighty mess” and are directly leading to tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity being wasted in the charity sector annually.

Tim Costello, Chair of Community Council for Australia, is helping to spearhead the call for the change. He says Australia’s charity fundraising regulations are out of date and work actively against Australia’s large charity sector.

The charity sector now employs a massive 1.1 million Australians with over $134 billion in annual revenue and $11 billion alone in individual giving.

The letter asks that one nationally-consistent, modern and fit-for-purpose fundraising regime be introduced as part of the current review of the Australian Consumer Law. 

Read the Open Letter online


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