What Will a Morrison Government Mean for the Charity Sector?

Charities will have to hit the reset button on government relations under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, sector advocates say, as the fallout from the Liberal Party’s leadership crisis leaves the charity sector facing its sixth minister in five years.

Morrison was elected Liberal leader on Friday after defeating Peter Dutton 45-40 in a leadership ballot, making him Australia’s 30th prime minister.

The leadership chaos that gripped Parliament this week led to the resignation of many government ministers including Michael Sukkar – the minister responsible for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Even though Morrison unveiled his cabinet on Sunday, a responsible minister for the ACNC has not yet been announced.

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