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One Size Does Not Fit All – Legal Structures For NFPs

Contributor, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  With Philanthropy Australia recently updating its governance structure, Justice Connect lawyer Jacob Wood outlines the key differences to consider when choosing between an incorporated

Charities Call to Protect Volunteers Against Sexual Harassment

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Charities are campaigning to fix gaps in Australian workplace laws that are leaving volunteers vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Justice Connect and Volunteering Australia are

ACNC Website Gets a Revamp

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  The updated Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website is being met with positive feedback from the sector, after a four day website closure to fix speed and accessibility

New Deal Sees Red Tape Cut For NSW Charities

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  The red tape burden for charities in New South Wales is set to be slashed, with an agreement between the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and NSW Fair Trading

Accounting Changes Raise Red Tape Concerns for Charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  It is feared the proposed removal of special purpose financial statements (SPFS) by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) will cause a “massive burden” for smaller

Charities Urged to Voice Concerns About Fundraising Red Tape

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  Charities need to take a stand in making submissions to a Senate fundraising inquiry, uniting behind solutions to offload red-tape burdens, social sector voices say.  Community

Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  A national target for pro bono legal services is now including work undertaken for social enterprises, reflecting significant growth in this area of pro bono legal practice.   

Charities Secure ASIC Exemption

Wendy Williams, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  Charities have secured an exemption from paying the new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) levy, ensuring fee-free regulation for all charities. It was announced

Justice Connect Set to Develop National Guide for Volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th May 2018 -  Charity legal service Justice Connect will use a $250,000 government grant to produce a National Guide for Volunteering, containing legal resources to assist not for profits with

Religious Freedom Review Reignites Discrimination Exemptions Debate

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th May 2018 -  The Religious Freedom Review’s completion has prompted calls to remove religious exemptions from discrimination laws, but the Salvation Army has warned exemptions are necessary

Calls for Mandatory Fundraising Code Under ACL

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Fixing fundraising needs to be a priority before it becomes scandal-led reform, according to Not-for-profit Law, which is calling for a mandatory fundraising code to be contained

Calls to Abolish Basic Religious Charity Category from ACNC Legislation

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st March 2018 -  Justice Connect has called to abolish the concept of Basic Religious Charity from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission’s legislation, in their submission
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