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Philanthropy & Democratic Societies

Perpetual Ltd presented a session on Philanthropy and Democratic Societies at the State Library of Victoria with a panel comprised of Krystian Seibert from Philanthropy Australia, Lucy Bernholz, philanthropy and data expert, Bill Birnbauer, investigative journalist and Rob Reich, Faculty … Continue reading

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DGR Reform

The Treasury Department has called for submissions commenting on a new discussion paper around Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reform.  Read the paper here. Submissions are due by 4 August – as per the website – the discussion paper had 14 … Continue reading

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Social Impact Investing – Government Review

Not a lot of time for this one. The Federal Government has announced a review into Social Impact Investing – calling for submissions by Monday 27 February 2017. Key areas for response are: the potential role of the Commonwealth Government … Continue reading

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What I learned about PAFs at the Community Foundations Forum Pt 1

Not so long ago I wrote about the new draft guidelines and legislation for Public Ancillary Funds. The new regime will come into effect on 1 January, but there will be a three year period for Public Ancillary Funds to … Continue reading

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Public Ancillary Funds – new draft guidelines

The Federal Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, has released new draft guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds (often known as PAFS and usually given the deductible gift recipient designation of DGR2). The Australian Tax Office describes Public Ancillary Funds as “public funds … Continue reading

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What the Victorian budget means for not for profits

Philanthropy Australia and the Office for the Community Sector invited Melbourne’s philanthropy community to hear the Treasurer, Kim Wells MP, speak about the impact of the Victorian state budget on the not for profit sector. The Treasurer was introduced by … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2011

Of interest to all of us in the not for profit and philanthropy sector is the announcement in the federal budget of the establishment of the “Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission” (ACNC) to regulate the sector. It is intended that … Continue reading

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a new not for profit regulator?

The Treasury Department is calling for submissions in response to a discussion paper on a scoping study for a new regulator for the not for profit sector in Australia. Some of the proposed functions of the regulator could include: • … Continue reading

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Govt review of public ancillary funds

The then Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation,  Bill Shorten announced a review into public ancillary funds, calling for submissions by 17 December 2010. Treasury stated that: “The proposed changes introduce a new regulatory framework similar to … Continue reading

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