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RSL Queensland looks to future as ACNC signs organisation’s reforms

RSL Queensland welcomed the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) decision to revoke a direction placed on it 12 months ago, which has resulted widespread reforms across the 100-year-old organisation.

In a letter to RSL Queensland, the ACNC said it was satisfied that RSL Queensland had complied with its direction and taken steps to modernise its governance structures and compliance processes.

Luke Traini, Chief Executive Officer of RSL Queensland, said the organisation had worked collaboratively with the ACNC to implement a range of improvements to meet current compliance and legal obligations.

“Governance and compliance are vital to a modern, well-run charity like RSL,” Traini said.

Their volunteers and staff do work each day to provide high standard of services to the Defence family across Queensland.

The changes they have made and are continuing to make is aimed to meet the expectations of their supporters.

“The final step in becoming a strong, resilient organisation able to fully meet these standards is the adoption of a new RSL Queensland Constitution at our AGM in June.”

Tony Ferris, President of RSL Queensland, said the organisation had never lost sight of supporting the state’s 196,000 current and former service people.

“Our staff, Directors and volunteers have worked incredibly hard over the past 12 months to ensure RSL Queensland is more accountable and transparent,” Ferris said.

“We look forward to moving forward with renewed energy and purpose to rebuild the integrity of the RSL and meet the needs of our Defence family now and into the future.”

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