Abolition of Certificates of Title – What does this mean for Charities and NFPs?
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Ellysia Joannidis, Belinda Marsh and Joanne Grant
1y ago
By Ellysia Joannidis, Belinda Marsh and Joanne Grant Since 2017, the NSW Government has progressively mandated the use of electronic conveyancing (eConveyancing), which is an efficient and secure way of conducting settlement and lodgement transactions within the digital environment. Abolition of Certificates of Title On 11 October 2021, New South Wales will complete its transition to 100% eConveyancing following new mandates by the NSW Government. In completing this transition, we will see two key changes to the NSW Land Titles system as we currently know it: the abolishment of paper Certific ..read more
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Charity Registration has become a Precondition for Deductible Gift Recipient Endorsement
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Zoe Wu, Belinda Marsh and Joanne Grant
1y ago
By Zoe Wu, Belinda Marsh and Joanne Grant   The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No 2) Bill 2021 (Bill) which amends the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) was passed by both Houses of the Parliament on 2 September 2021 and awaits assent. Schedule 1 of the Bill makes charity registration a precondition for DGR endorsement. Current Law The majority of the general DGR categories in Subdivision 30-B of ITAA 1997 currently have a special condition requiring that the fund, authority or institution be: a registered charity; or an Australian government agency; or operated by a re ..read more
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Changes to the Reporting Obligations of Charities. Do they Affect Your Charity?
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice and Zoe Wu
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice and Zoe Wu Charities are required to file their Annual Information Statements (AIS) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) each year. We have summarised the recent changes to the Charities’ reporting obligations that you should be aware of. Lifting Financial Reporting Thresholds for Small and Medium Charities At the moment, small charities are classed as those with an annual revenue under $250,000 and are not required to submit financial statements to the ACNC, and medium charities have annual revenue of between $250,000 and $1 million and are only ..read more
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Bill d’Apice AM
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by mlustig
1y ago
By mlustig           Makinson d’Apice is very pleased to advise that Bill d’Apice has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List. Bill was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the law, to the legal profession, and to the Catholic Church of Australia. That is a tremendous recognition for all that Bill has achieved for the legal profession and the Catholic Church over four decades. Bill commented: “I must say that I was surprised to receive the award because there are so many others ..read more
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Chambers and Partners 2021
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Belinda Marsh
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Belinda Marsh Makinson d’Apice is pleased to announce that Bill d’Apice has been recognised in Chambers and Partners’ Asia Pacific 2021 edition as a ranked lawyer in the area of Charities, for the fourth consecutive year. With the assistance of other professionals within the firm’s Charities & Not-For-Profits team, Bill has been advising and representing hundreds of charities and not-for-profit organisations for decades. Congratulations Bill ..read more
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Expansion of our C&NFP Leadership Team
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Joanne Grant
1y ago
By Joanne Grant We are pleased to announce that the Leadership Team of the Makinson d’Apice Charities & Not-For-Profits Practice Group has expanded following the promotion of two experienced lawyers within the team on 1 July 2020. Belinda Marsh has been promoted to the position of Partner which is recognition of her experience, depth of talent, significant contribution to our practice group and unwavering commitment to our clients over the last 9 years with our firm. Jennifer Paterson has been promoted to Special Counsel to recognise her deep expertise and contribution to our practice grou ..read more
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Congratulations
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice           For the third consecutive year, Bill d’Apice has been recognised in Chambers’ Asia Pacific 2020 edition as a ranked lawyer in the area of Charities. This is a well-deserved acknowledgement and recognition of Bill’s dedication to the sector over many decades. Congratulations Bill. Click here to view the rankings ..read more
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The National Redress Scheme and Section 83C
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Jennifer Paterson
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Jennifer Paterson         Since the announcement of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, many NSW non-government schools have been uneasy about whether they may inadvertently breach Section 83C of the Education Act if required to make a funding contribution (Funding Contribution) under the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act (2018) (Cth). From 11 October 2019, the Education Regulation 2017 (NSW) was amended to allow non-government schools to make redress payments without contravenin ..read more
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Restructuring Charities and NFPs
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Jennifer Paterson
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Jennifer Paterson In recent years, many charities and other NFPs have found themselves in a position where they need to consider restructuring. Common reasons we have seen for this are: the charity or NFP may now be operating outside of the state or territory in which it was originally incorporated the charity or NFP may have increased its activities and outgrown its original structure the charity or NFP may have been originally set up incorrectly (for example, as a proprietary company rather than a public company limited by guarantee) the structure of the c ..read more
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Is Your Charity Ready for the External Conduct Standards?
Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia
by Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Zoe Wu
1y ago
By Bill d'Apice, Joanne Grant and Zoe Wu For registered charities operating overseas or working with a third party overseas, there is a new set of standards that they must comply with in addition to the existing ACNC Governance Standards in this new financial year. This set of new standards commonly referred to as “External Conduct Standards” are contained in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2018 that were tabled in the Parliament late November 2018. On 22 July 2019, the External Conduct Standards officially came into effect an ..read more
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