Department of Treasury and Finance

Charity regulation

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides policy advice to the government on economic, social and regulatory issues associated with the charity sector.


Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Bill 2015 introduced to Parliament

On 3 December 2015, the Minister for Business Services and Consumers introduced into the South Australian Legislative Council the Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Bill 2015.

This bill proposes amendments to the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 and the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 to reduce administrative burden for charities registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and collecting in South Australia.

The amendments in this bill propose that any charity registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, that gives notice of its intention to act as a collector, will be allowed to conduct fundraising collections in South Australia without having to apply for a licence under the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act or report to the minister.

 

Consultation on Exposure Draft – Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Bill 2013

The Department of Treasury and Finance undertook public consultation on the Exposure Draft – Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Bill 2013.

The Exposure Draft proposes changes to the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 and the Associations Incorporation Act 1985.

The amendments eliminate regulatory duplication for charities fundraising in South Australia if they are formally registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The Exposure Draft also includes amendments to the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 to improve compliance and reporting on which consultation occurred in 2010.

Submissions closed on 4 October 2013.


Submissions received for the Exposure Draft – Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities) Bill 2013

The following submissions were received and can be viewed below:

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