Fair Deal Forum: RED TAPE
Hear Susan Pascoe, Commissioner of the ACNC talk about the ACNC's work to cut back the red tape faced by Community Sector services.
The Forum will look at what has happened? Are we any better off? What else needs to be done? What role can the Sector play in improving our lot?
New South Wales
Red tape is the unnecessary cost resulting from poorly designed or implemented regulation or procedures. It is seen as impeding productivity and economic growth. In the community sector it is government requirements or procedures that are excessive, repetitive or outdated.
Between 2011 and 2015 the NSW Government committed to a red tape reduction concentrating on reducing legislative regulatory burden. Unfortunately the subsequent NSW Auditor-General’s report found that far from reducing it, the regulatory burden increased.
It’s in this environment that the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is working with the NSW government to ensure regulation is appropriate, fit-for-purpose and encourages productivity.
The Forum will be divided into two parts
- Working together to remove red tape Susan Pascoe AM, Commissioner, ACNC will provide an overview and answer questions on the ACNC’s work to reduce red tape, the issues it sees, what it has already been able to achieve and what is next, particularly in regard to Incorporated Associations and Cooperatives, fundraising and taxation and the potential of the Community Sector in support red tape reduction.
- Workshopping as a group, strategies to support the work of the ACNC to reduce red tape faced by NSW organisations.
Susan Pascoe AM is the inaugural Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), Australia's first national, independent regulator of charities established in December 2012. Prior to this appointment, Ms Pascoe was Commissioner of the State Services Authority in Victoria. In this role she chaired or co-chaired reviews into the regulation of the not-for-profit sector (2007-08), the design and governance of regulatory bodies in Victoria (2008-09), and Victoria's Indigenous Employment Strategy (2008-09). Ms Pascoe was appointed in 2009 as one of three Commissioners for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Black Saturday Bushfires.