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Community and Associations Newsletter - December 2017

Community and Associations Newsletter – December 2017

Published on December 5, 2017 by Julia Harrison , Josephine Heesh and Katherine DriscollJulia Harrison , Josephine Heesh and Katherine Driscoll

Introduction

Welcome to the December edition of the Community and Associations newsletter.  In this edition, our team:

  1. Reviews ACNC opinion on directors’ fees for not-for-profit board members
  2. Charitable Fundraising in NSW extended to allowing public inquiry for misadministration
  3. A report on the Referendum Council held by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  4. Some thoughts on the redress scheme planned after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Carroll & O’Dea Community & Associations Team


Charity Update

ACNC Guidance on Board Remuneration

The ACNC has recently released the latest episode of their podcast, ACNC Charity Chat, on the top of Board Remuneration.

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Nathan Gately, Solicitor

Josephine Heesh, Partner

 


Amendments to the Charitable Fundraising Act

The Charitable Fundraising Amendment (Inquiries) Bill 2017 (NSW) (Bill) passed both houses of Parliament and came into force amending the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) (Act) from 14 August 2017.

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Nathan Gately, Solicitor
Josephine Heesh, Partner

 


Final Report of the Referendum Council

“In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard”.

This was both the headline message and theme of the much anticipated Final Report of the Referendum Council issued on 30 June 2017 (Final Report), having been commissioned by the leaders of the Federal Government and Opposition roughly 18 months earlier to lead the process that would give a voice in parliament to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Nathan Gately, Solicitor
Josephine Heesh, Partner


Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Abuse

On 26 October 2017, the Federal Minister for Social Services introduced a Bill into Parliament which, if passed, would introduce a national Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

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Katherine Driscoll, Solicitor
Julia Harrison, Partner

 


New Commissioner: The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, announced last week that Dr Gary Johns has been appointed as new ACNC Commissioner for a term of five years.
https://acnc.gov.au/ACNC/Comms/LN/LN_20171207.aspx

 

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