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The time to #FixFundraising was yesterday

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On Tuesday 22 October, leaders from the charity, business and philanthropic sectors met with regulators and advisers at a forum to drive action to reform Australia's antiquated fundraising laws. Read our report about the event or watch the recording.

Associate Professor Wendy Scaife addresses the crowd at our breakfast forum in Melbourne on 22 October 2019

'Complying with seven different State fundraising regulations costs the equivalent of 25-30 rescue boats or 10,000 lifeguard hours per year.' Greg Seeto, Life Saving Victoria

What now?

85 passionate leaders left the forum with a clear picture of the problem, the solution and their individual role to play. We urge our #fixfundraising supporters to write to their Member of Parliament to raise awareness of this red-tape cost, and drive change. Download the letter below to get started. 

An easy fix

Our statement on fundraising reforms, made with our #fixfundraising partners, shows how we propose to fix the system. To fix this fundraising mess, the federal, state and territory governments should do three things:

  1. pass amendments to the Australian Consumer Law to make it clear that it applies to charities’ other not-for-profit organisations’ fundraising activities
  2. repeal the existing fragmented State and ACT fundraising laws, and
  3. work with Australian Consumer Law regulators, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and sector bodies to produce a core mandatory code to function under the Australian Consumer Law multi-regulatory framework.

We continue to fight to #fixfundraising. Follow our fight on Twitter @nfp_law.


This is why we keep fighting for reform... 

‘Several hours spent applying for Qld charity status with a regulated process that is hopelessly out of date plus paying $460 for an ad in the Courier Mail - not a great use of scarce funds which could have been much better used for our pilot program to provide postvention counselling & support to families impacted by suicide. As a practising accountant with 30+ years experience, the charity/fundraising compliance process would have to be one of the worst red tape experiences I've encountered. Well done on the work you are doing to have the process streamlined!’


- Paul

Treasurer, Whitsunday Suicide Prevention Network

 

Read the Joint Statement on Fundraising Reform:

 
General

The campaign so far

10 August 2017

The #FixFundraising coalition and its supporters call on federal, state, and territory governments to implement a nationally-consistent, contemporary and fit-for-purpose charitable fundraising regime.

Read more... The campaign so far

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