2012 Charitable Fundraising Regulation Reform Discussion Paper
In January 2012, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer released a Discussion Paper regarding reforms to fundraising regulation. The aim of the Discussion Paper was to seek guidance from the sector on a range of regulatory arrangements for charitable fundraising that would aim to reduce the compliance burden faced by charities.
PilchConnect supports national reform of fundraising regulation. The current regulatory regime creates inconsistencies, complexity and inefficiencies that fail to achieve the desired policy outcomes. In our view, the ultimate goal of fundraising reform should be the removal of existing state-based fundraising regulation in favour of registration and reporting via the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), and reliance on the Australian Consumer Law and other consumer-focused laws to regulate fundraisers’ conduct in soliciting funds.
2008 Victorian Office of Gaming and Racing - Bingo review
In 2008 the Office for Gaming and Racing proposed reforms to the regulation of bingo rules. PilchConnect supported most of the proposed reforms and suggested some variations.