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All Revenue $166 Billion Revenue: $8.15B or 4.91%


Staff numbers for charities carrying out OTHER EDUCATION

3,932 34,439 32,489 25,154 92,082 191,764 1/2.08


Gov funding for charities carrying out OTHER EDUCATION

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FLINDERS
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PAGE
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LYNE
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FRASER
GILMORE
HUNTER
ROBERTSON
MENZIES
GRIFFITH
LEICHHARDT
BRUCE
REID
ASTON
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NICHOLLS
MARIBYRNONG
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HUGHES
CHIFLEY
WRIGHT
LONGMAN
DOBELL
O'CONNOR
TANGNEY
CURTIN
GREENWAY
BOOTHBY
FORREST
KENNEDY
MONASH
PETRIE
FAIRFAX
COOK
SCULLIN
BASS
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WHITLAM
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HUME
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ISAACS
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DICKSON
KINGSTON
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LYONS
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CAPRICORNIA
KINGSFORD SMITH
BANKS
SPENCE
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FLYNN
WERRIWA
DAWSON
HOLT
LINDSAY
HINKLER
BLAXLAND
FISHER
HINDMARSH
DURACK
BRAND
MCEWEN
BOWMAN
CANNING
COWAN

Select an electorate to display finances for individual charities carrying out OTHER EDUCATION.

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'.