If You're a Charity Registered With the ACNC, It's Time for a Compliance Audit!

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    Governance standards for charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) commenced operation on 1 July 2013 (Governance Standards). These Governance Standards set out a minimum standard of governance, which charities registered with the ACNC must comply with.

    Registered charities must comply with the Governance Standards as far as is possible, without breaching its governing documents (such as its constitution or trust deed). If a charity’s governing documents prevent it from complying with the Governance Standards, the charity will have until 1 July 2017 to make necessary changes to its governing documents to comply with the Governance Standards.