Friday, 12 June 2009 11:13

Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector

There are range of key themes and recommendations contained in this submission which we consider important in the overall scope of this study. One of the key challenges for the Productivity Commission (Commission) will be to place an appropriate value on a sector which is large and extremely diverse. We recommend that any assessment acknowledge both the direct and indirect contributions of the sector.


In the Commission’s Issues paper comments were sought on recommendations from previous reviews and Inquiries relating to the Sector. UnitingCare recommends that the government introduce the definition of Charity as outlined in the Inquiry into the Definition of Charities and Related Organisations which reported its findings to the Federal Treasurer in June 2001 as a first step to simplifying many of the issues which impact on the operations of the not for profit (NFP) organisations in the social services sector. In relation to the most recent review, the Senate Inquiry into disclosure regimes for charities and not for profit organisations, we would ask that the government carefully articulate the role of a new regulator for the NFP sector especially in terms of its review and complaints mandate.

Additional Info

  • Submitted to: Productivity Commission
  • Regarding: Contribution of NFPs
  • Date Submitted: Friday, 12 June 2009
  • Contact Name: UnitingCare Australia
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  • Contact Phone: 02 6249 6717
  • Policy area(s): NFPs