Latest news Skip listen and sharing tools Listen Filter by category All News alerts Industry updates Legislation updates Media releases Public warnings Enforceable undertakings Court actions Showing articles tagged with 'Fundraisers' Changes to the Ministerial Exemption Order (Fundraising) - Legislation update Legislation updates 2 July 2019 A new Fundraising Exemption Order commenced on 1 July 2019. Elderly Citizens Help Organisation Inc, Michael Nazzari and John O'Hanlon - Commencement of action Court actions 22 May 2019 Consumer Affairs Victoria has started legal action against Elderly Citizens Help Organisation (ECHO) Inc, Michael Nazzari and John O’Hanlon, for alleged breaches of Victorian fundraising laws. Changes to the Fundraising Regulations 2019 - Legislation update Legislation updates 22 May 2019 There have been changes to the Fundraising Regulations 2019 which will be effective on 1 July. Annabelle (Belle) Gibson and Inkerman Road Nominees Pty Ltd - Court action Court actions 28 September 2017 Annabelle Natalie Gibson (also known as Belle Gibson) has been ordered to pay $410,000 after a penalty hearing at the Federal Court of Australia. Penguin Australia Pty Ltd - Enforceable undertaking Enforceable undertakings 6 May 2016 Penguin Australia Pty Ltd has agreed to make a contribution of $30,000 into the Victorian Consumer Law Fund, following its publication of the book The Whole Pantry, as part of an undertaking accepted by the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria. Co.As.It Italian Assistance Association - Court action Court actions 13 August 2014 Melbourne Magistrates’ Court has made orders distributing over $120,000 raised for communities affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Anthony (Anton) Ray Stevens - Court action Court actions 7 January 2011 A final injunction has been issued against Anthony (Anton) Ray Stevens to restrain him from fundraising without a licence. Laurence Glynne Hann and Vicki Ann Lowe - Court action Court actions 1 June 2010 Court action by Consumer Affairs Victoria against two promoters of a bogus business opportunity which claimed to raise funds for charity, has secured more than $45,000 compensation for four Victorian consumers.