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Calls for Urgent Charity Reform

Staff Reporter, Friday, 25th June 2004 -  Significant reform and streamlining of Australia’s Not for Profit laws and regulations is urgently needed according to Robert Fitzgerald, the Chair of the National Roundtable of Nonprofit Organisations.

School Building Funds & Tax Deductions

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th June 2004 -  Demands for parents to pay into school building funds are often thinly disguised tax abuses and should be reined in by the Australian Taxation Office, according to the public interest think tank The Australia Institute.

Government Decides on Charity Definition

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th September 2002 -  The Federal Government has decided to enact a legislative definition of 'charity' and to adopt a majority of the 2001 Inquiry recommendations.

Australians Working Together – Government Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st May 2002 -  A key platform of the Government's welfare reform funding is the implementation of Australians Working Together… and with this policy of modernising the welfare system has come the release of a national report based on the Government's community co

Not For Profit ‘Peak Body’! To Be or Not to Be?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th November 2001 -  Does Australia’s large and diverse third sector need a Peak Body to represent ALL its interests and provide a point of reference for ALL Government interaction and liaison?

Charity Inquiry – Special Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd September 2001 -  The long awaited report by the Federal Government’s Charity Inquiry Committee recommends a new definition of charity to be set down in legislation and to operate within a framework of three distinct categories.

A Definition of Charity – 400 years on

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th September 2000 -  The Federal Government has set up an inquiry to review the 400-year old definition of what constitutes a charity!
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