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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Zealand Charities Commission “Disestablished”

Posted in Compliance, Governance

SUMMARY The New Zealand Charities Commission is to be disestablished due to a duplication of government functions, while Australia is setting up its Australian Charities & Not-For-Profits Commission. Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations in Australia will be interested to know that while the Federal Government is setting up the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (which is… Continue Reading

GST Ruling–Accommodation Bond Retentions & Accommodation Charges

Posted in Compliance, General, Liability & Risk, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

SUMMARY :  The Tax Office has clarified the GST status of bond retentions The Commissioner of Taxation has issued a Determination GSTD 2011/4  on the issue of whether GST is payable on accommodation bond retention amounts or accommodation charges paid by residents of an aged care facility covered by the Aged Care Act 1997 that… Continue Reading

Outcome of “Equal Remuneration Case”

Posted in Fundraising, General

SUMMARY Fair Work Australia has handed down a decision to increase wages for community workers. Many community sector workers in Australia should soon see an increase in their pay following the outcome of the Equal Remuneration Case.  In early February 2012, Fair Work Australia, in what has been hailed a “landmark decision”, found in favour… Continue Reading