COVID-19 Update

Charities & Not For Profits

Managing debts and cash flow

Registered charities which are incorporated as companies limited by guarantee will also be affected by the Federal Government’s initiative to provide temporary relief to financially distressed organisations. What’s happened? As part of its response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Government has recently passed a raft of changes to Australia’s insolvency and bankruptcy laws. … Read More

Stimulus package for charities and not-for-profits

Part of the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 has been the announcement of $189 billion stimulus package. Included within this package are payments and initiatives which will be available to certain charities and not-for-profit organisations. It is encouraging to see support for the sector at a time when many organisations are not only facing an … Read More

Governance: Comments from the regulator

The ACNC has published commentary on how the COVID-19 crisis will affect the ACNC, as well as charities and not-for-profits. The comments recognise the current climate might restrict a charity’s ability to hold regular Annual General Meetings, submit its Annual Information Statement (AIS) and otherwise conduct its operations as usual. Holding meetings Many charities will … Read More

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

CRC History & Legal Overview CRC Conference – Alice Springs 2010 Observations made over 20 years working with CRCs on processes and structures that deliver efficiencies in formation, governance, operation and wind up. Introduction The CRC movement is of sufficient operational and legal age now that not only does it make sense to look back … Read More

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