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In 2013 the South Australia announced it would amend its state-based rules governing NFPs to defer to the incoming Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  It stated it would amend its incorporated associations and charitable collections legislation to harmonise the requirements of the two Acts. 

The Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Act 2016 (SA)  has finally been passed.  It exempts charities registered with the ACNC from reporting separately to the State Government and holding an SA fundraising licence.   This is a major win for red tape reduction in South Australia.  Hopefully NSW will follow suit.

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