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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: April 2012

NSW State Legal Conference

Posted in Compliance, General, Governance, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

Summary – Bill d’Apice and Kylie Maxwell presented to the NSW State Legal Conference on NFP structures and the reform agenda for charities and NFPs on 27 March 2012. Bill d’Apice and Kylie Maxwell both gave presentations to many lawyers and sector representatives at the request of organisers of the NSW State Legal Conference. They addressed current issues affecting… Continue Reading

Church Trust Property in the Macedonian Orthodox Church

Posted in General, Governance

Summary – The Supreme Court has passed judgment again on the dispute over church trust property in the Macedonian Orthodox Church. There has been a long running dispute between the Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (Church) and the Macedonian Orthodox Community Church St Petka Incorporated (Association). At the core of the dispute is… Continue Reading

School Funding Suspended

Posted in Compliance, Governance

Summary – NSW Government Freezes Islamic Schools Funding under Section 21A It has been about five years since the NSW Government introduced section 21A of the Education Act which prohibits funding assistance being paid to non government schools operating for profit. For the first time, to our knowledge, the NSW Government has used this section… Continue Reading