Please explain: Changes to Governance Standard 3 scrutinised

Earlier this year, Treasury released an Exposure Draft and Explanatory Statement setting out proposed changes to expand the scope of Governance Standard 3.  We looked at the initial Exposure Draft and accompanying Explanatory Statement in March this year. Scrutiny of the Exposure Draft by the sector The ACNC Act[1] requires that [...]

2021-09-15T11:06:55+10:00July 28th, 2021|

Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia Crashes

Background In 2005 a young physic graduate took exception to the Kansas State Board of Education considering giving equal class time in biology to creationism or ‘intelligent design’ where certain features of the universe are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. He wrote a [...]

2021-07-28T11:02:59+10:00July 28th, 2021|

Only in Queensland – letters patent and the sale of property

Background A letters patent institution is a unique legal creature of a now-repealed piece of Queensland legislation (the Religious Educational and Charitable Institutions Act1861 (Qld)) (RECI Act).  The RECI Act was repealed on the creation of the Incorporated Associations Act but remained in force for those already under its regime.  A letters [...]

2021-07-28T10:54:59+10:00July 28th, 2021|
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