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14 Dec 11 On the (lack of) consultation process

MEMBER 225 writes:

"I note you refer to the Treasury NFP release on 8 December 2011 concerning governance issues of Not for Profits – see 2011 TAXVINE No 48 (9 December 2011). The release clearly indicates that this group from Treasury has no intention of allowing time for not for profits to consider this paper, apparently with the consent of the Minister. Effectively it allows only 19 working days for comment. How many of the hundreds of thousands of NFPs will even be aware of this discussion paper?

I was told that I should notify as many of those affected. [I find this a] strange concept. They have [all] the details yet are not prepared to notify them.

It is time for The Tax Institute to actively campaign about this secretive process of the Government."