News — New governance standards for charities with overseas activities

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Charities working overseas will be subject to new standards of governance, called External Conduct Standards (ECS).

According to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), these standards will cover a range of activities — including sending funds overseas from Australia — and are intended to provide a minimum level of assurance that charities meet appropriate standards of governance and behaviour when operating outside Australia.

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