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ACNC announces two more revocations

Two more organisations have had their charity status revoked by the ACNC, following investigations into their activities and operations. These organisations include Ethan Affordable Housing Limited and Kids Cancer Relief NSW Inc.

The organisations have 60 days from their respective date of revocation to object to the ACNC’s decision. The organisations will now lose access to Commonwealth charity tax concessions.

This announcement follows the revocation of seven organisations in June 2016.

Commissioner Susan Pascoe said that while the ACNC could not provide further details, members of the public can be assured that revocation is reserved for the most serious of cases.

“The ACNC’s approach to regulating Australia’s charity sector is to be firm, yet fair,” she said. “We work with charities to help them get back on track. We do this by providing guidance and education.

“In fact, the majority of concerns raised with the ACNC are resolved by our helpful advice services team.”

Pascoe said the ACNC makes no apology about taking a tough stance when necessary.

“Organisations that have their charity status revoked by the ACNC are easy to identify,” Pascoe said. “It is important that people check the Charity Register regularly to ensure that they are getting accurate and up-to-date information about a charity.”

Pascoe encouraged members of the public to raise any concerns with the ACNC.

“Each month we receive around 60 concerns about charities, two-thirds of which come from members of the public,” she said.

“While the majority of the issues raised can be managed through education and guidance, the public often provide valuable information that helps us investigate, and ultimately, revoke charity status.”

Ethan Affordable Housing Limited had its charity status revoked by the ACNC on 25 July 2016. The date of revocation was backdated to 1 July 2013.

The organisation is based in Victoria and according to its record on the Australian Business Register (ABR), has been operational since 2009.

Ethan Affordable Housing was endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to access Commonwealth charity tax concessions GST Concession, Income Tax Exemption, and FBT Rebate.

Kids Cancer Relief NSW Inc had its charity status revoked by the ACNC on 3 August 2016. The date of revocation was backdated to 1 July 2013.

The organisation is based in New South Wales and according to its record on the ABR, has been operational since 2011.

Kids Cancer Relief NSW Inc was endorsed by the ATO as a deductible gift recipient with access to Commonwealth charity tax concessions GST Concession, Income Tax Exemption, and FBT Rebate.

 

 

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