The Report, produced by the Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative analysed data from more than 38,000 charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The analysis was drawn from 38,341 Annual Information Statements (AIS) submitted by charities in their first year of reporting to the ACNC. It provides the first single-source, evidence-based research of the charity sector of its kind.

It’s identified remarkable variances within the sector’s activities and beneficiaries, indicating that the majority of regulatory burden is felt by a minority of charities....