We're fixing NFP fundraising laws

We know fundraising laws are inconsistent, frustrating and not-for-profits waste time on compliance. A coalition of peak bodies has called for a nationally consistent NFP fundraising regime. Our joint Statement on NFP fundraising reform shows that currently NFPs are forced to waste significant amounts of time and money to meet outdated and fragmented fundraising laws that differ considerably across Australia. And there is a simple solution that will deliver more than $15 million in savings every year for charities alone.

The proposed three simple steps to fundraising reform are:

1. Clarification and minor amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to ensure application to fundraising activities is clear and broad.

2. Repeal of fragmented state and territory fundraising laws, and

3. Work with regulators and self-regulatory bodies to provide guidance to fundraisers to continue to improve fundraiser conduct.

You can sign up to support our #fixfundraising campaign. Add your name to the list of people and organisations who want to #fixfundraising by moving an outdated and burdensome fundraising regime to a modern-principles based regulatory regime. See that organisations as diverse as Consumer Action Law Centre, Herbert Smith Freehills, Mission Australia, Oxfam Australia, Save the Children and Somerville Community Services Inc have already signed up to fix fundraising laws.

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