The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) Gets Some Grunt

For many in the charities sector, the actual transition to the ACNC and its register has been straightforward. "What was all the fuss about?" you might even say. Well, there is about to be "fuss" as charities are soon required to...

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AAT Decision a Caution for those Holding Licences from Customs

The very recent decision of the Administration Appeals Tribunal ("AAT") in B R Williams Customs and Freight Forwarding Pty Ltd v the CEO of Customs represents a rare example of consideration of the rights of the Australian Custom...

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Discussion Paper Released on Tax Concessions for Not-for-Profits

Recently, the not-for-profit sector Tax Concession Working Group ("Working Group") released a discussion paper, "Fairer, simpler and more effective concessions for the not-for-profit sector" to stimulate debate and feedback on the...

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The Long and Winding Road: Interplay of MVAs and Workers’ Compensation in Tasmania

The plaintiff, Russel Cook, was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The driver, Ronald Buckingham, negligently ran off the road when driving the plaintiff to work. Mr Cook sued for damages sustained as a result of the...

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Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Set to be a Reality

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (“ACNC”) now looks likely to commence operation in early December 2012 with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 (“Bill”) passed in the S...

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Content Classification to be at the Forefront of New Media Technology

Recently, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) finished a review of Australia's classification laws. This was the first review of its kind in two decades. In that 20-year period, technology has rapidly progressed, making cu...

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