Shepparton News

Charity status stripped

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CANBERRA: More than a dozen charities have been stripped of their registrati­on in the past year by the national watchdog due to serious non-compliance issues.

The Australian Charities and Not-forprofits Commission’s 2020-21 annual report revealed the charity status of 13 organisati­ons was removed in the past financial year.

The report also showed 76 charities were investigat­ed for non-compliance issues.

The watchdog received more than 2000 complaints lodged by the public in the 2020-21 financial year.

"The most common concerns were about perceived mismanagem­ent of funds or individual­s obtaining private benefits from charities," the report said.

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