Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Proposed Changes to Gambling Regulations in Victoria


Monday, 30th June 2008 at 3:12 pm
Staff Reporter
The Not for Profit Sector is invited to comment on proposed changes to the law in Victoria in relation to community and charitable organisation that conduct minor gaming activities such as raffles, bingo, lucky envelopes or fundraising events like "casino nights".

Monday, 30th June 2008
at 3:12 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Proposed Changes to Gambling Regulations in Victoria
Monday, 30th June 2008 at 3:12 pm

The Not for Profit Sector is invited to comment on proposed changes to the law in Victoria in relation to community and charitable organisation that conduct minor gaming activities such as raffles, bingo, lucky envelopes or fundraising events like "casino nights".

Currently, in order to conduct these activities, an organisation must be declared by the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (CVGR) to be a community or charitable organisation.

The key change is the duration of the declaration. Currently, a declaration remains in force until it is revoked or renounced. It is proposed that a declaration remain in force for ten years. On expiry, a community or charitable organisation would be able to apply to renew the declaration.

This means that the VCGR must audit an organisation every few years to ensure that its purpose, activities, contact details and so forth are all still accurate and up to date.

The Fundraising Institute – Australia (FIA) says requiring an organisation to re-apply for declaration every ten years will mean that the VCGR can keep better track of the industry participants, and organisations that no longer need their community or charitable status can allow their declaration to expire.

It says the process for re-applying for declaration would not be significantly more onerous than the existing application process. It will only need to be undertaken every ten years.

Organisations that are already declared community or charitable organisation will not have to re-apply for the declaration straight away. The VCGR would make transitional arrangements that would see these organisations conducting business as usual while gradually moving to the new system over coming years.

If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, please direct all comments to Ross Kennedy, Executive Director Gaming & Racing by Monday 7th July 2008.

Comments should be marked "Re: Declaration" and emailed to GamingandRacingEnquiries@justice.vic.gov.au or

mail to:
PO BOX 18055
Collins Street East
Melbourne 8003



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


...


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

More Suppliers

Tags : Governance,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

$2 Million Grant Helps Give Australians in Need A Fair Go

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:35 am

NFPs Need Social Media More Than They Know

Alecia Hancock

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:33 am

Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:25 am

Alliance Calls on Government to Lead the Way in Protecting Displaced Children

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 5:31 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!