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Charities to pocket $15 million in savings from paperwork relief

Charities to pocket $15 million in savings from paperwork relief

NSW charities will collectively save as much as $15 million over the next decade through new measures that will substantially reduce the paperwork they need to complete to be legally compliant.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will be among one of 5000 registered fundraising organisations in NSW to benefit from the state government's plan to scrap duplicated registration systems and simplify reporting requirements.

Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean, who will introduce the reform package into NSW Parliament this month, said the measures would make it easier for charities to focus on their fundraising activities without diluting the existing reporting requirements.

“The amount of red tape charities have to deal with is ridiculous,” Mr Kean said.

“Now, if a charity has already gone through the lengthy process of registering with the ACNC, NSW Fair Trading will accept their Commonwealth registration with the appropriate evidence."

The full article by Lisa Visentin can be read on The Sydney Morning Herald