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Charity Listing with the ACNC

Throughout the year we assist clients with their corporate governance and regulatory compliance. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has imposed new obligations on …

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Culture and Corporate Governance

It would be remiss of us to not mention the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, which has consumed …

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ACNC Governance Standard 4 – Suitability of Responsible Persons

A “Responsible Person” is a person that is responsible for governing a charity, for example a member of the board or committee or trustee of …

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New Year’s Resolutions for your organisation and the law ahead for 2018

Welcome to 2018! It is set to be another interesting year ahead, as the Australian Open kicks off this week, we head towards the 2018 …

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Ipso facto clauses now a problem

In addition to introducing “safe habour” legislation, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) places restrictions on ipso facto clauses. …

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The New ‘Safe Harbour’ Legislation

On Tuesday 12 September, the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth), colloquially known as the …

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The Importance of Performance Management in a ‘Throw-Away’ Culture Era

The importance of performance management to private employers and government departments cannot be overstated. Performance management is more than the process of evaluating and managing …

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What is a nominations committee ?

A nomination committee’s role is to guide and advise the board of a company on matters relating to the composition, structure and operation of its …

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Board Meeting Minutes – Take a Minute to Find Out Your Obligations

Minutes are a physical record of decisions made and actions agreed upon in a meeting, and are often relied upon for future reference. The Corporations …

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Duties and Obligations for Charities

The introduction of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act (ACNC Act) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Regulations (ACNC Regulations) on 3 December …

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The Australian Sports Commission – Mandatory Governance Principles

The Australian Sports Commission (the ASC) released the Sports Governance Principles in 2002 (revised in 2007 and 2012) as a response to the increased importance …

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