In 2012 the Australian Government introduced legislation that made significant reforms to the regulation of charities in Australia, including entitlement to tax concessions and the creation of a new regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Many health and medical research organisations and the organisations that support them are affected by this legislation, and Research Australia made a number of submissions throughout 2012 to the Australian Treasury, the ACNC taskforce and to parliamentary inquiries in relation to these changes. Further changes will be made in 2013, and Research Australia continues to represent the health and medical research sector in consultations on the new measures.
Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits Commission Bill
Review of Not-for-Profit Governance Arrangements
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics into Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Bill
Tax Laws Amendment Special Conditions for Not-for-Profit Concessions