Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century

Publication date:
6 August 2018
Resource type:
Submission

PIAC’s submission endorses the submission by Justice Connect and the #fixfundraising campaign. This includes seeking to harmonise the regulation of fundraising regulation across Australia, including:

1. Clarification and amendment to the Australian Consumer Law to ensure its application to fundraising activities is clear and broad.
2. Repealing State and Territory laws, with State and Territory regulators instead to focus on regulating conduct using the Australian Consumer Law or other general laws to take action for misconduct, and
3. Introducing a short, plain English mandatory code of conduct for all fundraisers, supported by the work of self-regulatory bodies.

If adopted, these reforms will help deliver stronger, smarter and simpler laws to support charities, fundraisers and donors.

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