As work continues on the governing body of Australian charities, more notes have been released on the work being done behind the scenes to bring the official body into effect.
A recent post by the head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit-Commission (ACNC) Implementation Taskforce Susan Pascoe explains that while the new directors have been sourced and are now settling into their roles, work is continuing in other areas.
Of particular interest to charity organisations are the processes behind identifying the accountabilities to be taken on by the ACNC and how they relate to the tasks of current stakeholders.
Calling it "a governance stock take", Ms Pascoe explained that this period of transition involved collaboration between project team members from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Implementation Taskforce and the newly appointed directors.
The commissioner stated: "In undertaking work for their respective roles, it is important they collaborate with each other to ensure we operate in a consistent and integrated manner as a robust regulator."
"This week some significant meetings took place which begin to merge the work of the ACNC Taskforce with that of newly appointed, ongoing staff."
The gatherings in question saw members of the three parties get together to profile their "significant programs of work" in order to allow the other team members to develop a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities in play.
From there the stakeholders were able to begin examining points of overlap in terms of accountability that in turn allowed them to identify areas where integration into ACNC planning was feasible.
While the details of these meetings has not been made publicly available, the collaborative nature of the correspondence helps to show external stakeholders how much responsibility the commission is ready to take on - and how close it is coming to full deployment.
While the ACNC is not due for launch until October 1 the constant communication at these stages bodes well for a comprehensive and responsive platform that serves to regulate the nonprofit market sector.
To assist with the dissemination of detailed updates, the commission has made a number of video interviews available through its dedicated YouTube channel - featuring assistant ATO commissioner Michael Hardy, the minister for human services and social inclusion Tanya Plibersek as well as a number of the ACNC's directors.