This afternoon I issued a release about the Government’s disdainful treatment of the Not-for-Profit sector as it prepares to axe the charity regulator.
Abbott Government to increase red tape on charities
Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh says the Abbott Government has a tin ear for genuine dialogue with the charitable sector which overwhelmingly wants to keep the first national charity regulator.
Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews, said today that he’ll seek to axe Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) with repeal legislation to be introduced into the Parliament early next year.
“At the same time the Minister said he’ll listen to the sector. How patronising,” said Dr Leigh.
“The ACNC is the result of years of consultation and listening by Labor to the Not-for-Profit sector.