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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fundraising Reform for Charities

Posted in Compliance, Fundraising

Summary – The Treasurer released a consultation paper on charitable fundraising reform in February 2012. The Treasury recently released a discussion paper and draft regulation impact statement in relation to proposed charitable fundraising reform.  At the moment, all States and Territories in Australia (except the Northern Territory) have their own fundraising regulations and they have… Continue Reading

Netball NSW 2012 Conference

Posted in General

Summary – Makinson & d’Apice Lawyers presented at the 4th Biennial Netball NSW Conference. On the sunny morning of Saturday, 25 February 2012, Kylie Maxwell and I gave presentations to attendees of the 4th Biennial Netball NSW Conference at Sydney Olympic Park.  The Conference was organised by Netball NSW and we were honoured to have… Continue Reading

Public Ancillary Funds – New Laws

Posted in Compliance, Governance, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

Summary New laws introduced on 1 January 2012 change the way public ancillary funds are structured, operated and wound up. On 1 January 2012, new laws governing the definition and operation of public ancillary funds came into force.  The definition is now the cornerstone for organisations seeking to have their ancillary fund endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office… Continue Reading

Delayed Commencement of ACNC

Posted in General, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

The Government has just announced the delay of the commencement of the ACNC and the setting up of a working group to work through major tax reforms for the Not-For-Profits sector. The Assistant Treasurer announced on 1 March 2012 that the ACNC will not commence operation until 1 October 2012. The Assistant Treasurer and Minister… Continue Reading