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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Charity Definition – Dilemma on Public Benefit?

Posted in General

As indicated in our recent pdf bulletin, the Federal Government promised to issue a Consultation Paper proposing a new definition of what constitutes a “charity”. This has now issued and submissions closed on 9 December 2011. The consultation paper discussed a proposal for the provision of “public benefit” to be a charity, as is required under… Continue Reading

A Charity’s Reputation – How to Manage the Risk

Posted in General, Liability & Risk

For charities that invite and rely upon donations from the public, their reputation and the public confidence in them is fundamental to their livelihood and success.  Bad press of any kind can lead to a significant reduction in donations, embarrassment for supporters of the charity, and may even invite investigation by regulatory bodies into the… Continue Reading