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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

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Changes to Retirement Villages Regulation in NSW

Posted in General, Governance

The Retirement Villages Regulation 2009 NSW will be automatically repealed on 1 September 2017. There has been a consultation process underway which has now been finalised and a new Regulation will come into force on and from 1 September 2017. Operators and residents should familiarise themselves with these changes. The major changes that are proposed… Continue Reading

New Government Brings Uncertainty to the Not-For-Profit and Charity Sector

Posted in Compliance, General, Governance

Following the Coalition’s election win in September, the Government has continued its rhetoric that it will dismantle the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission (ACNC) and move all regulatory functions to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). With the ACNC still in its infancy, this has brought great uncertainty to the NFP and charity sectors…. Continue Reading

In Australia Tax Concession Requirements Reviewed

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

Summary – The Assistant Treasurer has issued a further Exposure Draft on proposed legislation restating and standardizing special conditions for tax concession charities including the “In Australia” conditions. The Assistant Treasurer has now released a further Exposure Draft of legislation restating and standardising special conditions for tax concession entities and, in particular, refining the “In… Continue Reading

Government Reforms of NFP Sector Abound

Posted in Compliance, Governance, Tax Exemptions & DGR Status

The Federal Government has been working on the reform of the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector arduously before the Christmas break. In particular, the Government has released: a consultation paper reviewing Not-For-Profit governance arrangements (submissions due 20 January 2012); an exposure draft of legislation to create the ACNC (submissions due 20 January 2012); a draft tax ruling… Continue Reading