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Chief Executive Women (CEW)  is offering four scholarships to those who attend the CEW Leaders Program in either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. Applications are open to women who are working within the not-for-profit sector that are looking to take on executive leadership roles and fulfil their leadership potential. Find out more details on how to apply here. Applications close…

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The ATO has announced that mandatory start date for Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 reporting will be 1 January 2022. What isn’t changing: While you will need to report additional information in your Single Touch Payroll report, there are many things which aren’t changing, including; the way you submit your Single Touch Payroll report Single Touch Payroll reports are still…

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Many employers have provided assistance throughout the last twelve months to their employees due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to work from home,  as well as the need for emergency assistance, or because of changes to working conditions; for example, garaging work vehicles at an employee’s home. Have you considered whether this assistance or change in circumstances…

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The case for remunerating not-for-profit boards centres on a need to attract skilled and diverse people and recognise them for the time and effort they put in. The argument for not remunerating them is focused on reducing potential liability risks associated with being a director. Paying directors might also be contrary to the spirit of the not-for-profit sector. Many believe…

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Next week is Not-for-Profit Insurance Week. The aim of this event, held between the 12-16 April 2021, is to provide advice, products and support to staff and board members tasked with overseeing the insurance and risk management of Australia’s community groups. Activities during Not-for-Profit Insurance Week will include: An information packed series of free webinars, where you can have your…

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission welcomes an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision which endorses the ACNC’s approach in determining a charities’ eligibility for registration as a public benevolent institution. Women’s Life Centre Inc. has been a registered charity since 1 July 2017 under two other subtypes − advancing health and advancing social or public welfare.  In December 2018, the ACNC…

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The Australian Government has proposed changes to the ACNC Governance Standard 3 in order to expand the scope of impermissible activities that registered charities must not engage in, nor promote others to engage in. The amendments will state that in addition to the current governance standard, registered charities must not: engage in conduct that may be dealt with as a…

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced plans to increase the superannuation guarantee. From July 1 2021, the Employer Superannuation Guarantee will increase from 9.5% to 10%. As it currently stands, the increase in the Employer Superannuation Guarantee is a legislated increase. However, the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg has said recently that a decision on the increase will be…

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On 26 November 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to introduce greater flexibility for employees taking unpaid parental leave. Employees can now take up to 30 days of “flexible parental leave” at any time up to two years after the birth or adoption of a child, including after the employee has returned to work from their first period of…

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Volunteers

Volunteers are an important resource to many, if not most, community organisations. These organisations can make sure their relationship with volunteers is meaningful, and managed respectfully and safely, by understanding the legal issues relating to the engagement and management of volunteers. The NFPLaw tool will help organisations with volunteers to understand the key legal obligations they have towards volunteers. The…

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