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All Revenue $166 Billion Revenue: $1.98B or 1.19%


Staff numbers for charities carrying out MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION

645 8,307 7,149 4,343 19,799 65,006 1/3.28


Gov funding for charities carrying out MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION

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

Select an electorate to display finances for individual charities carrying out MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION.

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'.