July 11, 2023

Charities welcome changes to secrecy provisions but caution against their misuse

The Stronger Charities Alliance, an alliance of around 130 civil society organisations dedicated to supporting and advancing the interests of charities and the not-for-profit sector, welcomes the Albanese government’s announcement of further improving the integrity of the charity sector. But the Alliance recommends that the government takes a more cautious approach in implementing the proposal… Read More

June 19, 2023


The parliamentary committee reviewing changes to federal electoral laws tabled its interim report today. It made a range of recommendations including that there should be caps on donations to ‘third parties’ – a category in federal electoral laws that applies to dozens of Australian charities. Ray Yoshida, spokesperson for the Stronger Charities Alliance, said “It’s… Read More

March 22, 2023

Decision Makers Lack Understanding of Crucial Role of Advocacy, Charity Sector Report Finds

The ‘Voices for Change’ report released today finds most Australian charities don’t think state and federal governments have a good understanding of their advocacy role, with only 5% of charities reporting that governments “completely understood” the role of advocacy by charities. Despite this, the report found that advocacy was the most essential tool for charities… Read More