On 20 December 2017, the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, announced the legislated five-year review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012 (Cth), both of which commenced operation in December 2012.
The Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) legislation (ACNC Legislation Review) presents an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the legislative framework, the regulation of the sector and to identify any improvements that can be made.
The ACNC Legislation Review will be conducted by an independent panel and guided by the Terms of Reference
The review Secretariat can be contacted via email email@example.com.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed as the review Secretariat. The team consists of:
Patrick McClure, AO was CEO of Mission Australia, Society of St Vincent de Paul (NSW/ACT) and the Retirement Villages Group in Macquarie Capital. He chaired the Reference Group on Welfare Reform (2014-15), chaired the OECD Forum on Social Innovation and was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. He is a Member of the NSW Government Social Impact Investment Advisory Group and a Director of the Kincare Group. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and awarded an Australian Centennial Medal.
Greg Hammond, OAM is Chairman of Anglicare Sydney, a director of Opportunity International and a former partner at King & Wood Mallesons. He was appointed as the independent facilitator to conduct consultations on the recommendations of the Senate Economic References Committee report into Cooperative, Mutual and Member‑owned Firms.
Su McCluskey is a Director of Australian Unity Limited and the Foundation for Young Australians, and was a member of the Harper Review of Competition Policy, and the Independent Reviews of CPA Australia and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Su was previously the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute and the Executive Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation.
Dr Matthew Turnour is a Director and Chairman of Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, and has had extensive involvement in the sector as a participant, leader, academic and adviser. Prior to his appointment he was Director of the Australian and New Zealand Charity Law Association and Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia Charity and NFP Committee.