03 Jul 13 Charities legislation receives Royal Assent
The Charities Act 2013 received the Royal Assent on 29 June 2013, and is Act No 100 of 2013. The Act defines “charity” and “charitable purpose” for the purposes of all Commonwealth legislation.
The Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013 received the Royal Assent on 28 June 2013, and is Act No 96 of 2013. This Act makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts and the Charities Act 2013, repeals the Extension of Charitable Purpose Act 2004, and makes transitional arrangements for the registration of new subtypes of entities with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and to preserve the charitable status of certain entities.