ACNC commissioner appointed

Assistant minister Sukkar has announced that Gary Johns has been appointed as full-time ACNC commissioner for five years.

Dr Johns is a director of the Australian Institute for Progress and an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School.

He is a respected leader in the charities and not-for-profits sector, having served as a member of the prime minister’s community-business partnership, advising the government on practical strategies to foster a culture of philanthropic giving, volunteering and investment in Australia.

He is also a columnist at The Australian and has written several books on the charities and not-for-profits sectors.

Dr Johns has wide-ranging experience in regulation, public service and policy, serving as an associate commissioner of the Productivity Commission, a senior consultant at ACIL Tasman and an associate professor at the Australian Catholic University.

He served in the House of Representatives from 1987-1996, representing the electorate of Petrie and holding several roles in the Keating government, including parliamentary secretary to the deputy prime minister and the treasurer, and special minister of state and assistant minister for industrial relations.

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