The Annual Information Statement supports our work to:
- maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the sector through increased accountability and transparency
- promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the charity sector.
These are two of the three objects contained in the ACNC Act.
We use responses to Annual Information Statement questions in different ways. Once we receive your charity’s responses, we:
- publish the information - except some personal information - on the ACNC Register (unless you successfully apply to have that information withheld)
- use the information to administer the ACNC Act, including assessing your charity's entitlement to registration, and its compliance with the Act
- may share that information with other authorised Australian government agencies through the Charity Passport, removing the need for those agencies to ask you for the same information
- share it with researchers through data.gov.au, contributing to charity sector transparency
- analyse it so we can provide simple financial and other information to the charity sector, donors, volunteers and the public. This helps build greater understanding of the sector
- monitor trends in the sector by comparing information over reporting periods.