Latest Submissions

FIA’s advocacy efforts include broad sector consultation on a range of issues which result in the development of policy positions and submissions to Commonwealth and State/Territory governments on issues impacting the sector.

FIA members have an opportunity to shape the future of fundraising regulation and other issues. FIA regularly responds to a range of consultation papers on areas such as harmonisation of fundraising regulation, governance of not-for-profits, charity mail prices, the implementation design of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and the Privacy Act, amongst others.

FIA’s recent submissions are listed below.


2024FebruaryFederalResponse to Draft Amendments to the Australian Postal Corporation (Performance Standards) Regulations 2019Download
2024FebruaryFederalResponse to Productivity Commissions Draft ReportDownload


2023DecemberFederalSubmission to Blueprint Expert Reference GroupDownload
2023MayFederalProductivity CommissionDownload
2023AprilFederalPostal Services ModernisationDownload
2023MarchFederalPrivacy Act ReviewDownload
2023FebruaryWASubmission to WA Gaming and Wagering CommissionDownload


2022SeptemberFederalTreasury Briefing PaperDownload
2022AugustWALetter to WA Gaming and Wagering CommissionDownload
2022AprilVICLetter to Hon Melissa HorneDownload
2022March Federal Industry Code DR661 Scam SMS and CallsDownload
2022JanuaryFederalPrivacy Act (1988) ReviewDownload


2021DecemberFederalRemake of the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011Download
2021OctoberFederalLetter: to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) regarding relaxing of working hours for visa holders in the charity sector.Download
2021AugustFederalACNC Secrecy ProvisionsDownload
2021AugustFederalTransparency Code for Natural DisastersDownload
2021JuneNSWNSW Disaster Appeal ConditionsDownload
2021MarchFederalACNC Governance Standard 2 (Unlawful Protests)Download
2021JanuaryFederalPre-Budget SubmissionDownload


2020SeptemberNSWProposed cross-border recognition model for charitable fundraisersDownload
2020SeptemberNSWCharitable Fundraising ActDownload
2020AugustFederalPre-Budget SubmissionDownload

2019 and prior

2019AprilVictoriaConsumer Affairs Victoria Fundraising Regulations 2009 RemakeDownload
2019FebruaryFederalDigital Platforms InquiryDownload
2018DecemberVictoriaConsumer Affairs Victoria Fundraising Regulations 2009 RemakeDownload
2018JulyFederalFIA's submission to the Senate Select Committee on Fundraising in the 21st CenturyDownload
2018FebruaryFederalFIA's submission to the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission ReviewDownload
2018FebruaryFederalFIA's submission to the Inquiry into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017Download
2018FebruaryFederalFIA's submission to the Review of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017Download
2017December FederalFIA's submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Download
2017JulyFederalFIA's submission to The Treasury on Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform OpportunitiesDownload
2017FebruaryFederalFIA's submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial ServicesDownload
2016DecemberFederalFIA's submission to Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand, Australian Consumer Law ReviewDownload
2016NovemberFederalFIA's proposal to remake the Telemarketing and Research Industry Standard 2007Download
2016JulyQLDFIA's recommendations for re-drafting 'Not-For-Profit Sector' discussion paperDownload
2016JulyNSWFIA's submission in response to the 'NSW Review of Charitable Fundraising Act 2015'Download
2016MayFederalFIA's submission on the 'Australian Consumer Law Review'Download
2015JuneNSWFIA's submission in response to Liquor and Gaming NSW's' Review of Charitable Fundraising Regulations'Download
2014 SeptemberFederalFIA's submission to the Senate Standing Committee on 'Economics on the ACNC (Repeal) (No.1) Bill 2014'Download
2013JuneFederalFIA's submission to Australia Post on 'Proposal to Change Business Letter Prices'Download
2013JuneN/AFIA's submission on 'Privacy Amendment Bill'Download
2013JuneVICFIA's submission on 'Succession Laws' to Wills VictoriaDownload
2013MarchFederalFIA's submission to Treasury on 'A Definition of Charity' consultation paperDownload
2013MarchFederalFIA's submission on the 'ACNC Financial Reporting Requirements'Download
2013FebruaryFederalFIA's submission on 'Governance Standards for the Not-For-Profit Sector' Download
2012DecemberFederal FIA's submission to the 'Not for Profit Tax Concessions' Working Group' discussion paperDownload
2012AugustFederalFIA's submission to the Senate Joint Committee on 'Corporations and Finance Administration'Download
2012JulyFederalFIA's submission on the second draft of the 'ACNC Bill 2012'Download
2012JulyFederalFIA's response to the 'Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012'Download
2012AprilFederalFIA's response to Treasury's discussion paper on 'Charities Fundraising Regulation Reform'Download
2012FebruaryFederalFIA's submission in response to Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: 'Implementation Design'Download
2012JanuaryFederalFIA's review of 'Not-For-Profit Governance Arrangements' Download
2011NovemberFederalFIA's response to Tresury's 'A Definition of Charity' consultation paperDownload
2011NovemberFederalFIA's response to the Commonwealth Statutory 'Cause for Serious Invasion of Privacy Issues' consultation paperDownload