Joint media release
- The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury
- The Hon Danny Pearson, Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs
Charities have long told their governments that they are wasting time complying with inconsistent and outdated fundraising rules across the states and territories. On one estimate, compliance requirements cost Australian charities more than $1 million per month.
In their most recent meeting, the Commonwealth, state and territory Treasurers agreed to a set of nationally consistent fundraising principles to streamline and harmonise state and territory requirements on charitable fundraiser conduct.