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Blurred Lines: Underpayments in Australian Churches

Wage underpayments in Australia   Wage underpayments are a systematically widespread issue in Australia. It includes ‘unlawful underpayment or non-payment of employee wages and entitlements.’1 More recently, there have been a higher rate of wage underpayments in particular industries (hospitality, horticulture, retail), highlighting the widespread push for regulation and solutions in this area.   Wage underpayments in

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Better Understanding your Obligations as a Governor of a Charity

Being on the Board or Management Committee of a charity is hard work. Most governors of charities are involved in a voluntary capacity, and are therefore often time-poor due to competing priorities with business and family. In this context, understanding your role as a governor is all the more important. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits

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New Guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds

The Taxation Administration Act 1953 (‘the Act’) provides that the Minister must formulate guidelines for public ancillary funds and their trustees for Deductible Gift Recipient (‘DGR’) purposes. Until this year, this was enshrined in the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011.  As the legislated 10-year sunset period for the Public Ancillary Fund Guidelines 2011 (‘2011 Guidelines’)

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Case Note for Member Disputes in Incorporated Associations: Singh & Ors v Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Inc [2022] QSC 151

The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision of Singh & Ors v Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Inc [2022] QSC 151 involved an application for the appointment of a receiver over an incorporated association in relation to a membership dispute between factions of members in an incorporated association.   Background  The Respondent was an incorporated association, and

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Public Ancillary Funds for Private Schools

Through careful structuring, schools can utilise a Public Ancillary Fund to provide much needed supplementary recurrent income to support operational expenses through fundraising. What is a Public Ancillary Fund? Ancillary funds are funds which are entitled to deductible gift recipient (‘DGR’) endorsement, and are therefore entitled to receive donations which are tax deductible. These funds

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