Non-government schools in NSW that receive State and Commonwealth funding are required to comply with the Education Act 1990 (NSW) (Act) and the Education Regulations 2017 (NSW) (Regulations). The Department of Education has also published Guidelines to help schools understand their obligations under the Act and Regulations.

Earlier this year (March

Authors: Belinda Marsh, Partner and Monisha Lazarus, Associate


The ACNC has recently published a new registration decision summary, which provides guidance on the appropriate charitable subtype for organisations seeking registration as a charity, with a charitable purpose of relieving necessitous circumstances.

Summary of ACNC registration decision
The ACNC decision summary relates to an organisation that

Authors: Belinda Marsh, Partner and Ellysia Joannidis, Associate  

From 9 November 2023, there will be a change to the unfair contract terms regime which will mean that Courts will be able to impose significant penalties on businesses that include unfair terms in their standard form contracts.  The changes will also give the Courts more

Makinson d’Apice is very pleased to advise that Bill d’Apice has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List.

Bill was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the law, to the legal profession, and

The ATO and ACNC are reminding charities and ancillary funds that the annual reporting period is fast approaching.

Charities

Charities registered with the ACNC (that have an annual year end of 30 June) have less than a week to submit their Annual Information Statement (AIS) to the ACNC. The AIS should be lodged via the

The ACNC Commissioner has just released the ACNC’s Interpretation Statement on Public Benevolent Institutions. The Interpretation Statement provides guidance on the ACNC’s interpretation of the law pertaining to Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI) and insight into how the ACNC and its staff will assess a charitable organisation’s entitlement for endorsement as a PBI. The Interpretation

In our third issue of “Legal Questions for Every Charity and Not-For-Profit Organisation” we deal with the topic of Privacy. The update forms part of our series of short summaries of legal issues that we have noticed during the course of advising our clients are common and important to charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.