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Community Sector News

Workforce Issues in the NSW Community Sector Survey

We know there are workforce issues facing our sector and our staff but there is little solid research on what is actually happening.

NCOSS in partnership with Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and Domestic Violence NSW has commissioned SPRC at the University of New South Wales to ask specific questions on the issues impacting on our workforce.

You will have received the survey by email from SPRC.

New data available on data.gov.au

Data from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s 2015 Annual Information Statements is now available at data.gov.au.  The dataset includes governance and financial information for more than 46,000 registered charities for the 2015 reporting year, in most cases 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. The dataset will be updated as late Annual Information Statements are received.

ACNC Annual Information Statement due now for many charities

If your organisation or charity is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and are still to lodge your 2016 Annual Information Statement, it may now be overdue.

For charities operating on a standard reporting period (1 July to 30 June), the 2016 Annual Information Statement was due on 31 January 2017. If your statement is overdue, lodge now to avoid consequences.

Updated ACNC Commissioner's Interpretation Statement on PBI

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) at the end of 2016 released a new Commissioner’s Interpretation Statement to help charities better understand how the ACNC interprets the law as it relates to Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI) when it is considering applications from organisations apply to access PBI tax benefits.

Public Benevolent Institutions are a particular type of charity set up to help relieve poverty, sickness, disadvantage and suffering.

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