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New “Youth Council” Takes on Legislators

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th August 2002 -  A new national children’s organisation has taken on the Victorian Government as one of its first battles and appears to have already had a victory. The Australian Council for…

W.A.Aims to Update Charity Fundraising Laws

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st July 2002 -  The Government of Western Australian has recognised the need to update existing legislation regulating the charitable sector and moving into line with recent changes made by other…

New Victorian Fundraising Legislation Becomes Law

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th November 2001 -  New fundraising legislation to reduce ‘red tape’ for smaller charities, while cracking down on unscrupulous operators has been passed by the Victorian Parliament.…

Election 2001- What the Parties are Offering

Staff Reporter, Friday, 19th October 2001 -  Whether the November 10 Federal election campaign is being run on international issues of leadership and security or domestic issues of health, education and the GST, what’s in it…

Law Council Success for ‘Injured’

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st October 2001 -  The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Commonwealth Government that tax law will be amended to facilitate the use of “structured settlements”…

AdPost Pricing Delay

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th August 2001 -  The recent increase for the AdPost service foreshadowed by Australia Post has been delayed due to pressure from the community and the ACCC. Australia Post Chairman, Linda Nichols…

Victoria Addresses Fraud in Fundraising

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th June 2001 -  The Victorian Government has moved to amend the Fundraising Appeals Act to tighten loopholes to stop unscrupulous operators, to lift the administrative burden on small charities…

International Criminal Court

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th May 2001 -  The Federal Attorney General, Darryl Williams has defended Australia’s support for an international criminal court. The Attorney General told a meeting organised by the Western…

Comment on Privacy Guidelines

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th April 2001 -  The Federal Privacy Commissioner has issued draft Code Development Guidelines for the recent amendments to the Privacy Act for public consultation. When finalised these guidelines…

Privacy Legislation – Getting Ready

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd April 2001 -  The commencement date for the new Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Act is just nine months away. If you haven’t begun preparing for it yet help is on the way. The Office of the Federal…

New FBT Rules

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th February 2001 -  From 1 April 2001 there will be a ‘cap’ on the level of fringe benefits for which public benevolent institutions and charities can receive concessional FBT treatment. Kathy Quigley…

Promoting Humanitarian Law

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd January 2001 -  The Federal Government has substantially increased the annual funding contribution to the Australian Red Cross Society to help spread information about international humanitarian…
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