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ATO Seeking Feedback on Benchmark Market Values

Mark Fowler 17 March 2017 The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is conducting a review on ‘GST and non-commercial rules – benchmark market values’ with a particular focus on Long Term Accommodation. The benchmark values are an important means by which charities are able to ensure their compliance with the requirements for establishing market value under…
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Government Establishes Affordable Housing Taskforce

Mark Fowler 10 March 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced the establishment of the Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce, which will develop an affordable housing bond aggregator model for consideration by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The Taskforce's stated aim is to "allow a financial intermediary to attract greater private sector investment into affordable…
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Not-for-Profit Update: New Commissioner’s Statements; Ancillary Funds Reminder to Report, and the Second Annual Schools Law & Regulation Conference

Contributors: Mark Fowler Matthew Turnour 3 February 2017 ACNC Statements on Public Benevolent Institutions & Health Promotion Charities  In this update:  ACNC Statements on Public Benevolent Institutions & Health Promotion Charities; Ancillary Funds Reminder; and Mark Fowler's Presentation at the Second Annual Schools Law and Regulation Conference 1. ACNC Statements on Public Benevolent Institutions &…
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A Human Rights Charter for Queensland?

Written by: Mark Fowler (6 December 2016) At the recent Queensland state Labor conference Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP announced her government’s commitment to the introduction of a Queensland human rights act, to be modelled on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. Mark Fowler from our office was a member of the…
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