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All Revenue $166 Billion Revenue: $1.32B or 0.80%


Staff numbers for charities carrying out EMERGENCY AND RELIEF

1,326 3,387 1,607 1,920 6,914 227,451 1/32.90


Gov funding for charities carrying out EMERGENCY AND RELIEF

MITCHELL
MELBOURNE
BENDIGO
LINGIARI
FRANKLIN
GELLIBRAND
MACNAMARA
CAPRICORNIA
PERTH
CLARK
CORANGAMITE
MORETON
BASS
CANBERRA
GROUP REPORTERS
BURT
DURACK
JAGAJAGA
DEAKIN
CURTIN
COOK
SOLOMON
SWAN
PATERSON
COOPER
FORREST
CANNING
SCULLIN
RICHMOND
LEICHHARDT
MOORE
HINDMARSH
PAGE
KINGSFORD SMITH
HOLT
BRISBANE
GRIFFITH
MCPHERSON
FLINDERS
PETRIE
CHIFLEY
FENNER
MONCRIEFF
ADELAIDE
O'CONNOR
MARIBYRNONG
KENNEDY
FREMANTLE
BENNELONG
BONNER
BOWMAN
BRADDON
MONASH
GROOM
BOOTHBY
HINKLER
NEWCASTLE
ASTON
MARANOA
GOLDSTEIN
CASEY
LONGMAN
MAYO
LYONS
WRIGHT
ROBERTSON
SPENCE
NICHOLLS
BRAND
COWPER
PEARCE
GILMORE
RIVERINA
ISAACS
FADDEN
DUNKLEY
FISHER
MACKELLAR
DAWSON
SYDNEY
STIRLING
HOTHAM
EDEN-MONARO
GIPPSLAND
LALOR
WANNON
FAIRFAX
DOBELL
HASLUCK
CUNNINGHAM
BLAXLAND
BRUCE
WERRIWA
CHISHOLM
LA TROBE
MALLEE
RANKIN
HUNTER
LYNE
BLAIR
WARRINGAH
SHORTLAND
FRASER
BARTON
PARKES
KINGSTON
FORDE
GREY
KOOYONG
WHITLAM
BANKS
GORTON
HUGHES
WENTWORTH
BARKER
HIGGINS
FARRER
LILLEY
INDI
FOWLER
WIDE BAY
CALWELL
FLYNN
WILLS
STURT
COWAN
CALARE
DICKSON
LINDSAY
BALLARAT
PARRAMATTA
TANGNEY
GREENWAY
MACARTHUR
MACQUARIE
NEW ENGLAND
MCEWEN
OXLEY
HUME
BEAN
WATSON
HERBERT
RYAN
REID
NORTH SYDNEY
CORIO
MAKIN
BRADFIELD
GRAYNDLER
MENZIES
BEROWRA
MCMAHON

Select an electorate to display finances for individual charities carrying out EMERGENCY AND RELIEF.

Over 47 thousand charities must report to the Australian Charities & Not-for-profit Commission each year. However the financial information they are required to provide varies radically depending on their size and whether reports as a 'Group Reporter' or self-assesses as a 'Basic Religious Charity'.

Group Reporters

Group reporting is where a number of charities aggregate their finances and report as a single entity. 16% of charity revenue is reported in this manner and this revenue can not be analysed by organisation or location.

Basic Relgious Charities

As the term suggests, the Basic Religious Charity reporting exception only applies to religious charities and allows religious charities to except themselves from providing financial information to the charity regulator and also from the governance standards required by secular charities.

The Basic Religious Charity reporting loophole was not originally intended to be a part of the legislation administered by the ACNC (which was founded by the outgoing Labor government in 2012). Religious leaders, in particular, the Catholic Church, lobbied for the introduction of this status. Despite the incorrect usage of this loophole being a well-identified problem (Submission to the Review of ACNC legislation) and the 5 year review (p13) of the legislation handed down last year recommending its removal, the Treasurer opted to retain the loophole.

Overview

Charities are often thought of as small, under-funded organisations. While this is true for a number, religious charities operate as large networks and organise their finances centrally to a greater or lesser extent. This impacts on the level of transparency government and the public can have over their financial operations. It is worth considering that the charity sector is extraordinarily large due to the diversity of types of organisation that can register for tax concessions as registered charities.

This includes not only universities (which receive billions in HECS annually), but private hospitals, schools, aged care facilities, employment service providers and op shops- all of which have large turnover and receive significants amounts in government funding or, in the example of op shops the use of unpaid labour from income support recipients as 'mutual obligations'.