Compliance in a COVID-19 world

In recognition of unique challenges brought about by COVID-19, the ACNC has ruled out investigating certain breaches of governance and external-conduct standards from 25 March until 25 September.

This approach is explained below.

The commission believes that this short-term position is appropriate to allow charities to operate effectively and to enhance public trust and confidence in the NFP sector.

If the ACNC identifies significant breaches that harm the public interest, even if they involve activities related to COVID-19, the commission might still investigate and take regulatory action.