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19 Sep 12 Charities Bills passed by House

On 18 September 2012, the following Bills were passed by the House of Representatives with Government amendments:

Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission Bill 2012 is part of a package of 3 bills to establish a framework for the regulation of the not-for-profit sector. The Bill:

  • establishes the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC);
  • charges the ACNC with registering not-for-profit entities (initially charities) and maintaining a register;
  • provides for the powers of the ACNC Commissioner in relation to the regulation of registered entities; and
  • sets out the obligations and responsibilities of registered entities.

For the Government amendments to the Bill, go here

Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 is also part of the package of 3 Bills to establish a framework for the regulation of the not-for-profit sector. The Bill:

  • provides for arrangements to transition to the regulatory scheme established by the proposed Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012; and
  • amends 35 Acts and one proposed Act to make amendments consequential on the scheme.

For the Government amendments, go here

In media release No 2012/104, issued 19 September 2012, the Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation, David Bradbury, commented on the passage of the legislation.

The Bills now proceed to the Senate.

 


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