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A matter of trusts: The evolving concept of “charitable”

Published on 01 May 11 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

Case law has demonstrated that the definition of "charity" evolves with the changing needs of society – but determining whether an entity is charitable remains complex.

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Meagan O'Connor ATI
Meagan is a Principal of Sladen Legal and practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial advice, business and investment structuring, trusts and succession planning. Meagan has a significant depth of understanding and experience on all legal matters relating to business transactions, commercial contracts and structuring. Meagan is one of the contributing authors of The Tax Institute's Trust Structures Guide and has written articles for The Tax Institute's journal Taxation in Australia. Current at 15 September 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Meagan O'CONNOR.
 
Megan Bishop
Megan Bishop is a Senior Manager in EY’s Melbourne Tax Controversy practice. She has assisted clients in both the public and private sector in their interactions with the revenue authorities and managing the dispute resolution process. Megan’s experience includes acting for clients in various VCAT, AAT, Federal Court and High Court cases across a broad spectrum of tax issues, including state taxes, employment taxes and income tax. Session 5A Current at 19 August 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Megan Bishop.
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