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The Prime Minister released the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 9 October 2018. The terms of reference are very broad and it is important that all those organisations involved in the provision of aged care either directly or indirectly consider what preparations they may need to make at this stage and into the future to be ready for the Royal Commission. To assist you, we refer…
With effect from 1 October 2018, associations incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) which are registered charities will no longer have to submit annual financial reports to NSW Fair Trading as well as the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The annual financial reports which these charities lodge with the ACNC will be securely shared with NSW Fair Trading and will be accepted for the purposes of complying with the NSW legislative requirements. This…
The ACNC legislation passed in 2012 allowed for the creation of minimum external conduct standards that are required to be met by registered charities. To date, this issue seems to have been in the government’s too hard tray but Treasury has now issued draft external conduct standards and is seeking submissions on them. The draft regulations are intended to be a principles based set of minimum standards of conduct, governance and behaviour that ACNC-registered charities…
The Second Edition of the Church Administration Handbook is now available to purchase online. The handbook outlines how the complex institution that is the Catholic Church in the modern world is structured and functions. Written by experts in ecclesiastical and civil law, the Church Administration Handbook is an invaluable resource for: managers of the church’s temporal affairs administrative staff in parishes, schools, hospitals and other church institutions members of finance councils and boards seminarians…