VIC - 29 Nov 2012
Young Association Professionals - Networking Drinks
Nonprofit Masterclass in Advanced Strategy, Risk and Governance, Leading-edge strategies and tactics for nonprofit executives and Board members
The workshops, conducted by Steven Bowman
10% discount for AuSAE Members
Monday 5th November 2012
Thursday 8th November 2012
Friday 16th November 2012
Monday 26th November 2012
Thursday 29th November 2012
Thursday 13th December 2012
Friday 8th February 2013
PCO Assoc annual conference – only $595 for AUSAE members
Where Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast
When Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December
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Don’t miss out on a great educational program tailored for association executives and meeting managers.
Special “Principal V Agent” case study on Conference Business models which will highlight the effect they can have on the event’s bottom line plus Workshops on the latest Event Management Software, Project Management, Cloud Based Technology, hands on Social Media sessions, Online Conferences, Apps, Risk Management and much more.
To register at the special AUSAE rate please contact Shannon Lockyer at email@example.com or 07 3355 6630
Status of ACNC Legislation
The ACNC is due to commence on 1 October 2012. In this Not for Profit Alert we update you on the status of the legislation which will establish the ACNC.
The Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP, referred draft legislation to establish the ACNC to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics (“the Committee”) for its consideration on 5 July 2012 (see our 6 August 2012 Not for Profit Briefing for details).
The Committee’s Report
The Committee delivered its report on the draft legislation on 15 August 2012. A link to the ‘Report on the Exposure Draft of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bills’ is contained here.
The Committee made 11 recommendations which are listed at the beginning of the Report. They include: To read the full item please follow this link (to http://www.mooreslegal.com.au/newsletters/notforprofitbriefing)
AuSAE is delighted to invite you to participate in the AuSAE hosted buyer program for IMEX America.
IMEX America returns to the Sands Expo in Las Vegas October 9-11, 2012. As an association buyer, your invitation includes attendance at Association Day & Evening – taking place on Monday, October 8 – a day of dedicated education and networking sessions.
To have or not to have the ACNC?
Click the links below to read the pros and cons and otherwise of the new ACNC and how it will affect the Australian Civil Society. The two links below will give the Governments reform hopes and also the concerns listed by the opposition.
The for case:
The against case:
AuSAE will be evaluating the draft legislation, the reasons for it and what can be done to make it better. Members will be asked for their opinions before we settle on a final policy position.
The Gillard Government has today referred the draft Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, for an inquiry over the Winter Parliamentary break.
"The establishment of the ACNC is the cornerstone of the Government's Not-for-profit (NFP) reform agenda, which will implement the most significant reforms the sector has experienced over the last century" said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
"The reforms recognise the vital services that the NFP sector provides and the important role that it plays in communities across Australia."
"The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently the de facto Commonwealth regulator of charities, with the dual role of determining an entity's charitable status as well as the responsibility to enforce the taxation law.
"The Government has decided that it is more appropriate to have an independent national regulator, with a greater focus on the particular needs of the NFP sector, to have the role of determining an entity's charitable status."
Initially, only charities (including public benevolent institutions) will be regulated by the ACNC. However, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework that can be extended to all NFP entities in the future.
As announced on 17 May 2012 the financial reporting framework and governance standards, including the external conduct standards, will commence on 1 July 2013 following further public consultation on the content of financial reports and the governance and external conduct standards.
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Tony Steven, AuSAE President meets Erin Rigg, Client Services Manager ESAE at Westminster, May 2012
What Keeps You ‘Up at Night’? – Results of the 2012 AuSAE Member Survey
Delegates to last year’s Leaders’ Symposium in Canberra were asked what they would like to know from the 2012 AuSAE Member Survey. “What keeps our members up at night!” was the thundering response. With the results now in, AuSAE has a wealth of information about what promotes sleeplessness among Australasia’s most senior association leaders.
NFP Reform Consultation
Treasury has recently launched a new website with a updated NFP Reform webpage.
The exposure draft and factsheet relating to the ‘Restating and standardising the special conditions for tax concession entities (including the 'in Australia' conditions)’ measure are available from Treasury’s new NFP Reform website. For your convenience, the factsheet relating to the measure which outlines key facts and frequently asked questions is available for download.
New President at AuSAE
At the April Board meeting held yesterday in Melbourne, AMA Tasmania CEO, Mr. Tony Steven was elected President of AuSAE (Australasian Society of Association Executives). Tony replaces retiring President of 5 years Mr. Simon Pryor of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, in Melbourne.
Mr. Steven praised Mr. Pryor’s tenure which saw the restructuring of the society giving it a new international focus incorporating New Zealand. “Simon’s ability to bring people together and organise this merger has given the Society a great foundation and enormous opportunities in the future” he said. Mr. Pryor remains intricately involved assisting us with our education programmes both here in Australia and New Zealand as well as Asia.
Mr. Steven said “We have developed a number of very good partnerships over the past year or so and now activity and advocacy has to be our main focus. I and look forward to recognising the valuable input our members make to our two nations.
About Mr. Tony Steven:
Tony Steven AFSAE is the CEO of the AMA in Tasmania, he has 22 years’ experience in Association Management having been the CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia for just over 4 years, State Director of the Liberal Party in the 1990’s and building his own Association Management company in Hobart and Canberra for 12 years.
Tony holds a Diploma in Business Management, Certificate in Front line Management and Hospitality.
Having developed extensive experience and the not for profit sector Tony has represented many associations in Canberra and on many different Boards, Committees and lobby groups at both State and Federal level.
Tony also has an extensive list of events that he has initiated and organised, including the National Small Business Summit, National Conference for IPAA and Awards Presentations in the Retail sector.
‘Exposure Draft - Restating and standardising the special conditions for tax concession entities (including the 'in Australia' conditions)’
The Assistant Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP, has released a revised exposure draft for restating and standardising the special conditions for tax concession entities.
An initial round of public consultation on draft legislation was held between 4 July and 12 August 2011. Following considerations of the submissions received, changes have been made to the exposure draft and explanatory materials.
The exposure draft ensures that:
- income tax exempt entities generally must be operated principally in Australia and for the broad benefit of the Australian community; and
- deductible gift recipients generally must be operated solely in Australia and for the broad benefit of the Australian community.
Attached is a factsheet which outlines some key facts and frequently asked questions. The exposure draft is available from Treasury’s NFP reform website. We would also be happy to discuss any issues which you may have in this area.
Consultation closes Friday 11 May 2012.
For enquiries, please call Fiona McLaren on (02) 6263 3010 or Chris Leggett on (02) 6263 3357
‘Extended start date for the 2011-12 Budget measure to better target not-for-profit tax concessions’
After extensive consultation with the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, the Government announced yesterday that it would extend the start date for the 2011 12 Budget measure to better target NFP tax concessions from 1 July 2011 to 1 July 2012.
The Assistant Treasurer, David Bradbury, and Minister for Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, said they have been in close consultation with representatives from the NFP sector and the NFP Sector Reform Council and have heard the feedback from the sector about the need for more consultation.
This extension of the start date of the measure will provide for additional time for consultation and will reduce the uncertainty for those in the sector who have commenced commercial activities since the 2011-12 Budget that may be caught by the measure.
The extended start date of 1 July 2012 will only apply to new unrelated commercial activities that commenced after 7:30 pm (AEST) on 10 May 2011. Existing unrelated commercial activities that commenced prior to that date will continue to be covered by transitional arrangements as announced in the 2011-12 Budget.
The Government is committed to further consultation with the NFP sector on this measure.
The announcement by the Assistant Treasurer, David Bradbury MP and Minister for Social Inclusion, Mark Butler MP can be found here.
Questions about the new start date can be directed to NFPReform@treasury.gov.au.
Further information on this measure and upcoming consultation arrangements will be included in the upcoming edition of Treasury’s Not-for-profit Newsletter, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, and will be available upon release at www.treasury.gov.au.
‘GILLARD GOVERNMENT LISTENS TO SECTOR ON NFP REFORMS’
Following extensive consultation with the not-for-profit sector, the Australian Government has today announced it will extend the start date of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to 1 October 2012.
This will allow for further engagement with stakeholders, including the Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council and the Charities Consultative Committee, and provide more time for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Implementation Taskforce to prepare and distribute further guidance materials to assist charities in the transitional period.
The Commission will determine charitable status (including public benevolent institution status) for all Commonwealth purposes, will provide education and support to the sector, will administer a single national regulatory and reporting framework and will maintain a public information portal.
The extension in the commencement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will not affect the announced introduction of a general reporting framework and the establishment of a public information portal by 1 July 2013, as well as the introduction of a statutory definition of ‘charity’ by 1 July 2013.
The announcement by the Assistant Treasurer Mark Arbib and Minister for Social Inclusion Mark Butler can be found here.
Questions about the delay can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the establishment for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and upcoming consultation arrangements will be included in the upcoming edition of Treasury’s Not-for-profit Newsletter, which is expected to be released in the next few weeks, and will be available upon release at www.treasury.gov.au.
Philanthropy and Exemptions Unit