Civil Voices
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

Charities Act Safe for Now – Opposition


Friday, 7th March 2014 at 4:22 pm
Staff Reporter, Journalist
Federal Opposition says the Not for Profit sector has gained a short-term win after the Coalition Government abandoned its attempt to delay the start of the Charities Act.

Friday, 7th March 2014
at 4:22 pm
Staff Reporter, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Charities Act Safe for Now – Opposition
Friday, 7th March 2014 at 4:22 pm

Federal Opposition says the Not for Profit sector has gained a short-term win after the Coalition Government abandoned its attempt to delay the start of the Charities Act.

“The Government has not walked away from its commitment to repeal the Charities Act 2013 and the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Act 2012,” Acting Shadow Assistant Treasurer Ed Husic said.

“This means the sector should continue to advocate to retain these important reforms.

“The Charities Act codifies 400 years of common law and establishes a clear criteria for registering a charity. As a result of Labor’s statutory definition, regulators and the broader community now find it easier to define a charity.

“The statute definition will result in fewer costly court cases aimed at getting clarity about the meaning of modern-day charity and charitable purpose.

“Minister Kevin Andrews sought to delay and amend the Act as part of an omnibus Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, but in the face of opposition has withdrawn that section from the legislation.

“As a result, the Charities Act is safe, for now.”

Husic said Labor would continue to work with stakeholders to pressure the Abbott Government to retain the modern charities definition and charities regulator and to urge Minister Andrews to consult the sector as he had promised.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews


FEATURED SUPPLIERS


We specialise in data solutions consulting and IT profession...

DQUBE Solutions

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

Moores

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

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

ACNC Issues Direction to RSL National

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 20th February 2018 at 4:59 pm

Charities Encouraged to Have Their Say on ACNC Review

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 20th February 2018 at 2:01 pm

NSW RSL Inquiry Prompts Calls for Sweeping Fundraising Reform

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 4:42 pm

Better Together: Why Charities Should Merge

Contributor

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 8:31 am

POPULAR

Australians Losing Trust in Charities

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 5:28 pm

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 5:37 pm

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

Prisoners with Disability Subject to Harrowing Abuse, Report Finds

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 4:19 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

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


Civil Voices
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!