chapter  13
31 Pages


WithMyles McGregor-Lowndes, Bob Wyatt

In this chapter, the editors offer their lens to make sense of charity regulators' and sector leaders' views. They convey how they broadly understand the expressed rationale of charity regulators for their work and its implications for charities and their regulation. The editors examine some other themes—international relations and policy sharing, regulatory strategies, charity regulation and risk of terrorism, calling charity regulators to account, political muddle, independence and structure of the charity regulator, and how the future of charity regulation is perceived. New Zealand and Australia both cited the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and terrorism obligations as a formal reason for enhanced charity regulation, but this was not the reason that occupied the attention of the sector or the public discourse. The narrative of both jurisdictions' sectors was that it sought a competent government agency to proactively defend against "rogues" that would affect trust and confidence in the sector.