Issue Analysis


Independent Charities, Independent Regulators: The Future of Not-for-Profit Regulation
Helen Andrews
06 February 2014 | IA143

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission was established by the Gillard government in 2012 with the intended purpose of cutting the red tape faced by Australia‚Äôs charities. So far, the regulator has failed to make…

In the Pay of the Piper: Governments, Not-for-Profits, and the Burden of Regulation
Peter Kurti
23 April 2013 | IA139

Reforms intended to boost confidence in Australian charities risk turning the charitable sector into just another arm of government. Peter Kurti argues that the real problem is that charities appear to have lost confidence in…

After the Riot: the Meaning for Multicultural Australia
Benjamin Herscovitch, Jeremy Sammut, Peter Kurti
11 October 2012 | IA135

Innocence of Muslims Among thinking Australians, these concerns are not a manifestation of inherent prejudice; they are prompted by legitimate questions. Australian society has a long track record of successfully integrating migrants from diverse backgrounds.…

Playing with Fire: Churches, Welfare Services and Government Contracts
Samuel Gregg
14 August 2000 | IA14

Striking a balance between state funding and religious autonomy is the latest challenge for church-based welfare agencies. Church-based welfare agencies risk losing their autonomy if they accept government contracts to perform welfare services. As the…