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All Revenue $166 Billion Revenue: $14.87B or 8.96%


Staff numbers for charities carrying out SOCIAL SERVICES

3,006 54,556 67,909 48,893 171,358 264,591 1/1.54


Gov funding for charities carrying out SOCIAL SERVICES

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

Select an electorate to display finances for individual charities carrying out SOCIAL SERVICES.

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'.