Church go-karting a no-go

Social activities related to organisational events should be subject to adequate risk assessment. The recent appeal action was taken by a church to a primary liability decision by a volunteer who sustained injuries while go-karting during a church conference. The appeal court’s decision to support the original findings highlights the need to adequately assess both [...]

2018-12-02T12:52:08+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Donor seeks Control over Gift

Arecent Canadian court case demonstrates the pitfalls of philanthropic donations and the need to specify conditions in Donor Investment Agreements (DIA). The case of FASS v Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2018 highlights the issue of donor rights in the direction taken by the recipient organisation in relation to the funding. The court found [...]

2018-12-02T12:53:14+00:00November 14th, 2018|

State Revenue exemptions to tighten for Queensland charities

Anew law which will have an impact on charities was recently passed by the Queensland Parliament. Charities currently accessing  state revenue exemptions via their status as a ‘charitable institution’ should be aware of the changes it brings, although the Queensland Treasurer has promised that those already registered will not suffer as a result of the [...]

2018-12-02T12:52:57+00:00November 9th, 2018|