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Concerns about Australian charities rose by 42% in 2017, according to a new report released by the national charity regulator. The Charity Compliance Report 2017, produced by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), reported that almost 1,700 concerns were raised about charities in 2017, up from 1,192 complaints in 2016.

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This ABC's Focus episode looks at why fundraising has become so aggressive, and if charities need to reinvent themselves and merge with others. Taking part in this discussion is CEO of Anglicare WA Ian Carter, Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams and Nicholas Hookway, a sociology lecturer at the University of Tasmania.

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This new fact sheet from Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law covers mediation and its benefits, the kinds of disputes that can be mediated, how to find and choose a mediator, how to prepare for mediation, what happens during mediation, and what to do if mediation doesn't work.

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A co-operative is a type of incorporated legal structure that may be suitable for some not-for-profit organisations. This new fact sheet from Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law provides information on setting up a group as a co-operative in Australia.

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A state government inquiry into the NSW branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia has recommended senior executives at the organisation should complete governance courses with the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA). FIA CEO Rob Edwards says that he was not surprised to see that the report contained clear recommendations

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Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) recently hosted a Cyber Security Workshop for NGO heads and IT staff, featuring cyber security expert Keith Price (Black Swan Group) and Stuart Hutcheon (StewartBrown), who spoke about the rising threat of hacking and what measures organisations can take in order to avoid falling prey to cyber attacks.

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The Australian Council of Social Service has cautioned that the upcoming Federal Budget must continue to strengthen public revenue to secure vital community services and supports into the future, rather than squander billions on unjustified tax cuts.

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National not-for-profit Good Shepherd Microfinance has made a move into online lending with the support of NAB to launch Speckle, a fast online cash-loan which offers a better alternative for people seeking small cash loans under $2,000.

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In this new episode of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)’s Charity Chat, Ian Parry, Senior Manager of Compliance at the ACNC, speaks about charities handling conflicts of interest. Ian briefly explains what a conflict of interest is before talking about the importance of being able to identify and manage them appropriately