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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Monthly Archives: September 2012

ACNC Delayed

Posted in General, Governance

Summary – The legislation establishing the ACNC was not passed during the current session of Parliament. Legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) has not yet been passed by both Houses of Parliament during its September session.  The Bills were passed in the House of Representatives on 18 September 2012 but they… Continue Reading

Government Moves to Ban Gag Clauses in Not-For-Profit Sector

Posted in Compliance, Fundraising, General, Governance

Summary – The Commonwealth Labor Government intends to ban gag clauses in Commonwealth contracts with Not-For-Profits.             On 19 September 2012 the Commonwealth Labor Government announced its intention to introduce legislation to ban so-called “gag” clauses in Commonwealth contracts with the Not-For-Profit sector. The introduction of legislation to expressly ban the use of gag clauses which… Continue Reading

Public Ancillary Fund Returns 2012

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

Summary – Public Ancillary Funds should lodge their Public Ancillary Fund Returns. For those operating a Public Ancillary Fund, you may have received a notice from the ATO requesting that a Public Ancillary Fund Return be completed and submitted for the year ending 30 June 2012. The requirements relating to Public Ancillary Fund Returns are… Continue Reading