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ACNC Annual Report 2020-21

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released its latest annual report, showcasing the sector’s resilience amid the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The report highlighted the commission’s major achievements including publishing the Australian Charities Report, reviewing three large charities involved in the recovery efforts for the 2020 bushfires, and implementing changes from the government’s response to the ACNC legislation…

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NFPLaw have produced information on whether organisations can make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for employees or volunteers; and employment-related requirements and considerations including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination and workers compensation claims. To view the NFPLaw information in detail, click here

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Global Citizen Ltd applied to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission for registration as a Public Benevolent Institution, and was declined because, in the view of the ACNC, its activities did not fit within the definition of a PBI.  Global Citizen Ltd then appealed this decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The ACNC argued that Global Citizen Ltd has independent…

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has revoked the registrations of 420 Australian charities that have failed to submit two or more required Annual Information Statements.  These organisations are no longer eligible for certain Commonwealth tax concessions that are only available to registered charities. To view the ACNC article in full, click here

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission have produced a guide to assist charities and not for profits explain, identify and prevent fraud.  The guide includes a case study and tips to protect your organisation from fraud. The Auditor-General in New Zealand have also shared some stories and examples of fraud, together with fraud prevention resources. To view the ACNC guide,…

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Director ID

As part of the Modernising Business Registers program, directors of a company, a registered Australian body, a registered foreign company or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation will need to apply for a Director Identification Number (Director ID).  This has been designed to help combat illegal activity by making it easier to trace directors’ relationships with companies. This requirement…

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Stapled super funds

1 November 2021, most employers may have an extra step to take to comply with choice of fund rules if: they have a new employee start, and the employee does not choose a super fund The employer may now have to request their new employees ‘stapled super fund’ details from the ATO. A stapled super fund is an existing super…

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On 24 August 2021, the Government introduced the Associations Incorporation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) into the House of Assembly. The Bill represents the most important reform of the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) for many years, and potentially indicates a ‘ramping up’ of regulation of the association structure. Some of the key changes are: Minimum of five members…

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The ATO has revealed that employers that begin reporting additional payroll information required under STP Phase 2 by 1 March 2022 will be considered to have met its 1 January 2022 deadline. To view the ATO information on deferrals for STP Phase 2, click here.

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By 27 September 2021, employers (other than small business employers) need to assess whether any existing casual employees (employed before 27 March 2021), are eligible to be offered to convert to permanent employment. Employers need to: make a written offer to convert their casual employees to permanent employment (this must be done within 21 days after making the assessment), or…

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