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New Guide Released on Fundraising and the Australian Consumer Law

Australian Consumer Law and Fundraising Guide  On 18 December 2017 the State and Territory regulators along with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released ‘A Guide to Australian Consumer Law: For Fundraising and Other Activities of Charities, Not-for-Profits and Fundraisers’ (‘the Guide’). The Guide seeks to address the uncertainty in the sector as to how…
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Upcoming Amendments to Privacy Legislation – Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

Significant amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will come into effect on 22 February 2018.   Pursuant to these amendments, subject entities will be required to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner if there has been, or that entity has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been, an ‘eligible data breach’.   The…
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NFP Update: Does your Charity require an Australian Financial Services Licence from 1 January 2018?

DOES YOUR CHARITY RAISE FUNDS FOR ITS CHARITABLE PURPOSES AND WILL YOUR CHARITY REQUIRE AN AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENCE FROM 1 JANUARY 2018? In September 2016, ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) issued the ASIC Corporations (Charitable Investment Fundraising) Instrument 2016/813 (New Instrument), which made changes to the exemptions available to charities that raise funds…
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