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Background Lynette Weiland[1] (Weiland) had a long association with SA Basketball. She played as a junior and then progressed to various roles in the organisation, including referee co-ordinator, referee coach, court supervisor and also the position of court table commissioner. Weiland was injured in a fall at the entrance to an [...]

2019-09-18T13:18:54+00:00September 18th, 2019|

Gift to a non-existent organisation

Situation Mr Niall died leaving a bequest in his will[1] to the 'Order of Selesians' in India for the purposes of work among the poor in India' No organisation by the title 'Order of Selesians' or 'Order of Selesians in India' existed in Australia or India. 'Selesians' appeared to be a [...]

2019-09-18T13:12:19+00:00September 18th, 2019|

FBT and religious practitioners

Religious institutions providing fringe benefits to religious practitioners are exempt from fringe benefits tax (FBT) under section 57 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA). Unlike some other FBT exemptions, the concession is not subject to a dollar cap and is a highly valued method of remunerating religious practitioners. [...]

2019-09-18T13:06:14+00:00September 18th, 2019|

The NDIS boundary between state health provision and disability

Introduction A review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal considered whether swallowing supports were part of the necessary supports provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for a severely disabled man who had difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or a responsibility of the State general health system. Issues Two eating plans involving thickened [...]

2019-06-27T09:00:49+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Human Rights legislation passed

On 27 February 2019 the Queensland Parliament passed the Human Rights Bill without amendment with an expected commencement on 1 January 2020. Many non-profit bodies receiving government funding for community services will come under the provisions for those funded services. Some community advocacy bodies will use the provisions to advocate for [...]

2019-06-27T08:41:09+00:00June 27th, 2019|

A Scottish case around liability for care

Introduction Turning Point Scotland (charity) operated a facility in Glasgow offering help and accommodation to homeless people with an addiction to alcohol. Francis Hughes suffered from severe alcoholism and died in their care within hours of admission. Facts Mr Hughes was assessed and offered a place in the charity's Crisis Residential [...]

2019-06-27T09:13:31+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Royal Commissions – a primer

Introduction In Australia, royal commissions have usually been investigations into police and government corruption and organised crime using the very broad coercive powers of the royal commissioner to thwart protective systems that corrupt public officials had used to shield themselves from conventional investigation. However, more recently the focus has been outside [...]

2019-06-27T11:24:51+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Restraints of trade in an NDIS era

Most employers are aware that restraints or restrictive covenants in employment contracts are notoriously difficult to enforce.  Generally, provisions which impose restrictions on a person's ability to make a living are void and unenforceable (because such a restriction is seen as unreasonable from a public policy perspective).  Despite this, a restraint [...]

2019-06-27T10:33:00+00:00June 27th, 2019|

ACPNS Seminar: NDIS – An Honest Conversation

Paul is speaking at a seminar being hosted by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies being held on 15 April 2019 at 5:15 for a 5:30pm start, to finish at 7:00pm. This is your rare opportunity to join a conversation - in person or online - with those in the know about improvements [...]

2019-04-11T08:40:25+00:00April 11th, 2019|

Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook Forecast: Streamlining of DGRs put on hold for a year

In the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook Forecast (MYEFO) released in mid-December 2018, the government put back the implementation of the streamlining of deductible gift recipient (DGR) regulation by a year. The previous year’s MYEFO announced $5.7 million for the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to [...]

2019-03-28T09:59:46+00:00March 28th, 2019|
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