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Supplementary submission: Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

The supplementary submission to the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements was prepared by the Charities & Not-for-Profits Committee of the Legal Practice Section.

The extreme bushfire season in 2019-2020 prompted a rapid fundraising response from individuals, commercial companies, charities and not-for-profits wanting to help on a national and international scale. Over $500 million was raised during the bushfire season to respond to the national emergency.

However, the fundraising which occurred has yet again demonstrated that Australia’s legal framework for fundraising, which is comprised of a myriad of different state and territory laws, is not fit for purpose.

You can read the full submission below.


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