[…] This report provides the most comprehensive record to date of the characteristics and activities of charities who were registered with Australia’s charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), in 2016.
Data in the report comes from all Australian charities registered with ACNC at the end of each charity’s 2016 reporting year. It uses the most recent data available for each charity. In most cases, data came from the 2016 AIS, or from a charity’s 2015, 2014 or 2013 AIS where 2016 data was unavailable. Additional data was taken from the ACNC Register and from the Australian Business Register (ABR) […]
The information builds a more accurate picture of charities’ characteristics, structure, activities, purposes and resources than previously available. It shows, for example, that the charity sector had a total revenue of $142.8 billion and employed 1.3 million staff. This establishes a baseline for understanding Australian charities into the future. The findings attest to Australian charities’ diversity, and their rich social, economic and cultural contributions in Australia and internationally […]
SOURCE: Powell, A., Cortis, N., Ramia, I. and Marjolin, A. (2017) Australian Charities Report 2016. Centre for Social Impact and Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia