Independence in the Not-for-Profit Sector is a joint ACTCOSS and SACOSS report. It sets out the findings of a research project investigating the meaning of independence in the community not-for-profit (NFP) sector. While frequently independence is a central concept in debate on the NFP sector, the meaning of independence is taken for granted.
This report highlights that there are a range of ways in which independence is defined and understood in the ACNC Act, in policy debates. and by sector representatives. It also highlights that independence continues to be considered of vital importance to and by the NFP community sector.