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External Conduct Standards for Charities

Posted in acnc, charities, Compliance, General, Governance, Liability & Risk, regulations, Treasury

The ACNC legislation passed in 2012 allowed for the creation of minimum external conduct standards that are required to be met by registered charities. To date, this issue seems to have been in the government’s too hard tray but Treasury has now issued draft external conduct standards and is seeking submissions on them. The draft… Continue Reading

Privacy – The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme Commences Today

Posted in Compliance, General, Governance, Liability & Risk, Privacy, Protection

Amendments to the Privacy Act introducing the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme commences today, 22 February 2018. The NDB scheme will apply to all organisations currently required to take steps to secure personal information, including but not limited to businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million, health service providers, TFN recipients… Continue Reading

School Building Funds’ Compliance Reminder

Posted in Compliance, Fundraising, General, Governance

A reminder to check your School Building Funds’ compliance with the ATO requirements. School and College Building Funds may attract the attention of the ATO’s compliance program this year.  The ATO develops and implements its compliance program annually, which identifies key areas for its compliance activities for the financial year.  The compliance program targets areas… Continue Reading

New NSW Associations Laws to Commence 1 September 2016

Posted in Compliance, General, Governance, Liability & Risk

New NSW Associations Laws to Commence on 1 September 2016 Important amendments to the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) and the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 (NSW) will commence on 1 September 2016. These amendments will affect both existing Associations and the registration process for new Associations in NSW. The following summary highlights the key changes:… Continue Reading

Privacy Act Amendments to Regulate Businesses and Government Agencies

Posted in Compliance, General, Governance

Businesses including Not-for-Profit entities should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they commence on 14 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was introduced over 25 years ago. The new… Continue Reading

CPA Guide helps ACNC Charity Compliance

Posted in Compliance, General

CPA Australia has just released a new guide “Charities – A guide to financial reporting and assurance requirements” to assist charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to understand and comply with their various reporting obligations. This resource is the first of its kind and sets out in plain English the range… 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