On 21 February 2019 the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) became law. The Act amended the definition section of the Criminal Code (“the Code”), and added a new section 223. Together, the amendments criminalise the distribution – or the threat of distribution – of an intimate image or
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In late 2017, the Australian Federal Government announced a series of reforms to the operations of charities that occur overseas, including basic religious charities, in the form of proposed External Conduct Standards (in addition to the ACNC Governance Standards). The External Conduct Standards are now law, having commenced on 23 July 2019. They are set
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