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Submission to the Treasury, Exposure Draft, Charities Bill 2013

Saturday, 11 May 2013

The submission is made by Miranda Stewart on behalf of ATNS.

The submission comments on the Exposure Draft Charities Bill and Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 and the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

The submission focuses on two specific aspects of the Bill:

  1. The rule intended to address concerns about charities to benefit certain native title groups (section 8); and
  2. The definition of charitable purposes, and in particular whether community economic development, which is a key goal of Indigenous communities and of the government, will qualify as a charitable purpose.

The link to the submission can be found here