Queensland Law Society

Engaging the not-for-profit sector

Queensland Law Society has called for a commitment to:

  • Take to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) a single national fundraising regulation framework for charities and not-for-profit entities, to be administered by the ACNC (currently an Australian charity that wishes to raise funds online needs to consider obtaining licences from every State and Territory regulator before it does so).

Effective and focused regulation can enhance public benefit through facilitating charitable and not-for-profit activity. Equally, red tape burden and inefficiency unduly diverts capital from public good activities into unnecessary compliance functions. Fundraising is a key concern for the charitable and not-for-profit sector and inefficient regulation can hamper the charitable or public benefit objectives of organisations.