ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Publication date: 
May 2017

In this short submission to the Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, ACTCOSS stresses the need to ensure that any changes in arrangements improve compliance by people collecting for charities and strengthen consumer protections around charitable collectors. We also note there should not be any reduction in protections for people employed by charitable collectors, and we note the need for a national code under Australian consumer law which covers practices by collectors, identification, hours and the use of children in fundraising.