Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation

Submissions close 28 February 2018


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

Consultation will be conducted through a public submission process and panel consultations. Stakeholders can also provide informal comments by email to

How to respond

Closing date for submissions is 28 February 2018. Submissions will be published on this website as they are received. Comments on submissions can be made to the Secretariat.

Contact details

The review Secretariat can be contacted via email

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed as the review Secretariat. The team consists of:


Stephanie Males


Shaun McCaffrey


Debrah Pono

Senior Manager

Alex Griffiths


Anna Eraclides


The Review Panel

Mr Patrick McClure, AO is Chair of the review panel, and he is joined by Mr Greg Hammond, OAM, Ms Su McCluskey and Dr Matthew Turnour.


Patrick McClure

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

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

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.


Matthew Turnour

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.

Media Centre

16 February 2018 - Have your say on the Australian Charities Review

The Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation has commenced and charities and not-for-profits are encouraged to have their say