One stop shop for compliance02 Mar 2012
Victorian not for profit (NFP) organisations now have a one-stop-shop to help them comply with all levels of government regulations.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan launched Victoria’s online NFP Compliance Support Centre on March 2 2012.
The new NFP Compliance Support Centre website is the first government web portal of its kind in Australia. It is a single entry point for all regulatory information, licenses, forms and related support materials, and a key plank in the government’s plan to reduce regulatory burden for community sector organisations.
The Office for the Community Sector has consulted with more than 160 community organisations from sports to arts and welfare through focus groups, one of one interviews and website testing to ensure that the new website is user-friendly for a largely volunteer-based sector, while tailored for their special needs.
The consultation program showed that 45 per cent of NFPs did not know where to find the information they needed to help them comply with regulation. And 43 per cent confirmed that there was no well known, authoritative entry point to source all compliance information.
The new web portal will make it much simpler for NFPs to find the information they need - to start a new community organisation or to ensure their organisation is able to comply with government requirements whether they are regulated by the State Government, Federal Government or a local government.
- NFP Compliance Support Centre
- The Office for the Community Sector Home Page
- Community Sector e-Bulletin