Public Benevolent Institution case clears the air

The High Court has not considered the term Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) since a couple of cases in 1942. At the time the Court made the observation that it was not appropriate for the term PBI to be fixed in time. This allows for the meaning of PBI to alter as [...]

2021-09-28T14:02:13+10:00September 28th, 2021|

Women’s Life Centre Inc and Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission [2021] AATA

This is just the second case where a decision of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has been appealed in the Courts. Two cases in nearly a decade will probably rise sharply this year with several other cases making their way from the Court system.  In this case, while the [...]

2021-03-31T09:01:03+10:00March 31st, 2021|

ACNC to Audit PBI Status

On 5 December 2017, the Commonwealth Government announced a package of reforms to improve the oversight of organisations with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.  These reforms included bringing Departmental register DGRs such as environmental funds and overseas aid funds under the supervision of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).  The [...]

2020-12-14T11:47:30+10:00December 14th, 2020|
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