Retaining regulator a win for charities, not-for-profits

A BACKFLIP over the Federal Government's planned abolition of the national charities regulator means those in the sector can get on with the job of helping people, Reverend Tim Costello says.

The Community Council for Australia and World Vision CEO said yesterday that Social Services Minister Christian Porter's decision to retain the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission was "very pleasing".

"The lack of certainty about the future of the ACNC has been a major issue within the sector and across governments," Rev Costello said.

"The ACNC and the charities sector will now be able to better plan for their future and devote more time and energy to doing what they do well, serving our communities."

Mr Porter said the ACNC's charter would help charities be more effective and improve governance.

"While there are a variety of views, within the ... charitable sector there is sufficient support for the retention of the ACNC," he said.

Topics:  charity not-for-profit politics

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