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    Closing Civic Space for Climate Activists

    June 4, 2020

    This briefer, presented by ICNL and ECNL, outlines some of the common legal and extralegal measures used to target civil society actors working on climate justice. Many of these measures violate international and regional law, and threaten civil society’s ability to function and find solutions to urgent global environmental challenges.

    Positive Government Responses to COVID-19

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic does not have to be a crisis for human rights. In the context of widespread adoption of emergency laws and other extraordinary measures to respond to the pandemic, many governments have demonstrated that it is possible to safeguard rights while effectively countering the virus. This briefer shares positive practices that governments should follow in responding to COVID-19, along with selected examples of these practices.

    Virtual Currency Donations

    May 26, 2020

    This report assesses opportunities and obstacles in charitable donations of virtual currencies. It aims to bring civil society organizations, would-be virtual currency donors, and policymakers up to speed on emerging trends.

    Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance: COVID-19 and Elections

    April 4, 2020

    The Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is maintaining a list of the current elections schedule and plans during the COVID-19 pandemic response, as reported by electoral management bodies and news media across the world. Their list is not comprehensive but represents a snapshot of decisions and events across the globe.

    Extension of Charitable Purpose Act

    May 30, 2013

    Extension of Charitable Purpose Act 2004 Act No. 107 of 2004 as amended This compilation was prepared on 3 December 2008 taking into account amendments […]

    Taxation Ruling 2011/4

    May 30, 2013

    Cover sheet for: TR 2011/4 Generated on: 31 May 2013, 02:35:39 AM This cover sheet is provided for information only. It does not form part […]

    Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act

    May 30, 2013

    EXPOSURE -DRAFT 2010-2011-2012 The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EXPOSURE DRAFT Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 […]

    Queensland – Charitable Funds Act

    November 20, 2012

    Note: An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw (http://www.comlaw.gov.au/) Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Act 2010 No. 66, 2010 An Act to […]

    New South Wales – Charitable Fundraising Regulation

    November 20, 2012

    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 extracts relevant to applications regarding party registration Part I – Preliminary 4 Interpretation (1) In this Act unless the contrary intention […]

    Double Taxation on Income Convention Between Australia and the United States

    November 11, 2012

    DOUBLE TAXATION TAXES ON INCOME CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA Convention signed at Sydney August 6, 1982; Transmitted by the President […]

    Accreditation of Non-State Schools Act

    November 7, 2012

    AUSTRALIA EDUCATION (ACCREDITATION OF NON-STATE SCHOOLS) AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMMENDMENT BILL 2005 Short Title The short title of the Bill is the Education (Accreditation of […]

    Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd v FCT re Murdoch

    November 7, 2012

    Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd v FCT re Murdoch (1942) Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [1942] HCA 4; (1942) 65 CLR 572 […]

    AID/WATCH Incorporated v Commissioner of Taxation

    November 7, 2012

    H I G H C O U R T O F A U S T R A L I A Please direct enquiries to Manager, […]

    Consultation Paper: Better Targeting of Not-for-profit Tax Concessions

    November 7, 2012

    Consultation Paper 27 May 2011 Better targeti ng of not-for -profit tax concessions  Commonwealth of Australia 201 1 ISBN 978 -0 -642 -74707 -5 […]

    Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Act

    November 7, 2012

    Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Act 2009 No. 108, 2009 An Act to amend the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments […]

    Extension of Charitable Purpose Act

    November 7, 2012

    Extension of Charitable Purpose Act 2004 Act No. 107 of 2004 as amended This compilation was prepared on 3 December 2008 taking into account amendments […]

    Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Act

    November 7, 2012

    Note: An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw (http://www.comlaw.gov.au/) Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Act 2010 No. 66, 2010 An Act to […]

    Corporations Act

    November 7, 2012

    Australia_ca2001.pdfTable of ActsAct NotesTable of Amendments 1286Registers of Liquidators and Official Liquidators171287Notification of certain matters191287AAnnual statements by registered company auditors201288Annual statements by registered liquidators201289Auditors and […]

    Victoria – Perpetuities and Accumulations Act

    November 6, 2012

    Version No. 021 Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1968 No. 7750 of 1968 Version incorporating amendments as at 1 December 2009 table of provisions Section Page […]

    Victoria – Education Acts

    November 6, 2012

    PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA 532183B.I1-23/3/99 i Education Acts (Amendment) Act 1999 Act No. TABLE OF PROVISIONS Clause Page PART 1—PRELIMINARY 1 1. Purposes 1 2. Commencement […]

    Western Australia – Vocational Education and Training Act

    November 6, 2012

    Western Australia V ocational Education and T raining Act 1996 Western Australia V ocational Education and T raining Act 1996 CONTENTS Part 1 — Preliminary […]

    Trustees Act

    November 6, 2012

    Western Australia T rustees Act 1962 Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 13 July 2012 Western Australia T rustees Act 1962 CONTENTS Part […]

    Western Australia – Charitable Trusts Act

    November 6, 2012

    Western Australia Charitable T rusts Act 1962 Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 26 August 2011 Western Australia Charitable T rusts Act 1962 […]

    Western Australia – Charitable Collections Act

    November 6, 2012

    Western Australia Charitable Collections Act 1946 Western Australia Charitable Collections Act 1946 CONTENTS 1. Short title 1 2. Commencement 1 3. Repeal 1 4. Street […]

    Western Australia – Associations Incorporation Act

    November 6, 2012

    As at 10 Feb 2012 Version 03-a0-00 Extract from www.slp.wa.gov.au, see that website for further information Western Australia Associations Incorporation Act 1987 As at 10 […]

    Tasmania – Variation of Trusts Regulations

    November 6, 2012

    The legislation that is being viewed is valid for Sessional. Variation of Trusts Regulations 2004 (S.R. 2004, No. 150) ——————————————————————————- CONTENTS Variation of Trusts Regulations […]

    Tasmania – Trustee Act

    November 6, 2012

    [Bill 6]-I TASMANIA __________ TRUSTEE LEGISLATION (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) BILL 2006 __________ CONTENTS PART 1 – PRELIMINARY 1. Short title 2. Commencement PART 2 – PUBLIC […]

    Tasmania – Perpetuities and Accumulations Act

    November 6, 2012

    VIEW SUMMARY The legislation that is being viewed is valid for 6 Jul 2008. Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1992 (No. 23 of 1992) Requested: 7 […]

    Tasmania – Associations Incorporation Act

    November 6, 2012

    [Bill 3]-I TASMANIA __________ ASSOCIATIONS INCORPORATION AMENDMENT BILL 2006 __________ CONTENTS 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Principal Act 4. Section 2 amended (Interpretation) 5. […]

    South Australia – Public Charities Funds Act

    November 6, 2012

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA PUBLIC CHARITIES FUNDS ACT, 1935 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS 1. Short title and commencement 2. Consolidation and repeal 3. Interpretation 4. Proclamation of institution […]

    Queensland – Education (General Provisions) Act

    November 6, 2012

    PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA 532183B.I1-23/3/99 i Education Acts (Amendment) Act 1999 Act No. TABLE OF PROVISIONS Clause Page PART 1—PRELIMINARY 1 1. Purposes 1 2. Commencement […]

    Queensland – Anti-Discrimination Act

    November 6, 2012

    Perpetual Trustee Co. Ltd v FCT re Murdoch (1942) Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [1942] HCA 4; (1942) 65 CLR 572 […]

    New South Wales – Trustee Act

    November 6, 2012

    T rustee Act 1925 As at 6 January 2012 Reprint history (since 1972): Reprint No 1 Long Title An Act to amend and consolidate the […]

    New South Wales – Perpetuities Act

    November 6, 2012

    Perpetuities Act 1984 As at 13 August 2001 Reprint history: Reprint No 1 17 July 2001 Long Title An Act to effect reforms in the […]

    New South Wales – Associations Incorporation Act

    November 1, 2012

    Corporations Act 2001 Act No. 50 of 2001 as amended This compilation was prepared on 22 November 2005 taking into account amendments up to Act […]

    New South Wales – Associations Incorporation Act

    November 1, 2012

    ASSOCIATIONS INCORPORATION ACT 1984 CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN NUTRITION FOUNDATIION NSW DIVISION Constitution & Rules of As sociation Page 2 The […]

    New South Wales – Anti-Discrimination Act

    November 1, 2012

    Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 As at 6 July 2012 Long Title An Act to render unlawful racial, sex and other types of discrimination in certain circumstances […]

    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) PerpetuitiesÿandÿAccumulations Ordinance

    November 1, 2012

    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Perpetuities and Accumulations Ordinance 1985 No. 65 of 1985 I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of […]

    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Discrimination Act

    November 1, 2012

    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Discrimination Act 1991 No. 81 of 1991 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section PART I—PRELIMINARY 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Objects 4. Interpretation […]

    Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Associations Incorporation Act

    November 1, 2012

    Australian Capital Territory Associations Incorporation Act 1991 A1991-46 Republication No 23 Effective: 28 May 2012 Republication date: 28 May 2012 Last amendment made by A2012-2 […]

    Racial Discrimination Act

    November 1, 2012

    RDA1975.doc 25/06/2004 3:41 pm Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Act No. 52 of 1975 as amended This compilation was prepared on 24 June 2004 taking into […]

    Income Tax Assessment Act

    November 1, 2012

    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 Act No. 27 of 1936 as amended This compilation was prepared on 1 January 2008 taking into account amendments up […]

    Corporations Act

    November 1, 2012

    Corporations Act 2001 Act No. 50 of 2001 as amended This compilation was prepared on 22 November 2005 taking into account amendments up to Act […]

    Commonwealth Electoral Act (excerpts relevant to applications regarding party registration)

    November 1, 2012

    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 extracts relevant to applications regarding party registration Part I – Preliminary 4 Interpretation (1) In this Act unless the contrary intention […]

    Australian Charity Law Reform Proposal

    August 10, 2012

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Australian Capital Territory – Magistrates Court (Charitable Collections Infringement Notices) Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Australian Capital Territory – Charitable Collections Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Collections Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Australia Crawls Closer to Reform of the Definition of Charity

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Social Inclusion and the Indigenous People of Australia: Achieving a Better Fit Between Social Need and the Charity Law Framework

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Key Provisions of the Income Tax Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    New South Wales – Associations Incorporation Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Case Note: Gray v. Australian Cancer Foundation for Medical Research and others: Estate Harold Boardman

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    New South Wales – Charitable Fundraising Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    New South Wales – Charitable Trusts Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Northern Territory – Associations Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Northern Territory of Australia – Co-operatives Regulations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Constitution

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Associations Incorporation Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    St. Helens Area Landcare and Coastcare Group Inc v. Break o Day Council

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Victoria – Associations Incorporation Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Victoria – Charities Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Victoria – Fundraising Appeals Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Index of Australian NGO Laws

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Northern Territory – Associations Incorporation Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Charitable Funds Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Collections Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Collections Amendment Regulation

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Education (General Provisions) Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Queensland – Trusts Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    South Australia – Associations Incorporation Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    South Australia – Collections for Charitable Purposes Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    South Australia – Trustee Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Tax Laws in Australia (includes Income Tax Assessment Act)

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Victoria – Benefit Associations Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Western Australia – Charitable Trusts Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    The Legal Framework for Volunteering in Emergencies

    June 1, 2011

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies conducted this study on the legal environment for volunteers in emergencies.

    Case Note: AID/WATCH Inc. v. Commissioner of Taxation

    April 1, 2011

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 13, Issues 1-2, April 2011 By Myles McGregor-Lowndes[1] INTRODUCTION In AID/WATCH Inc. v. Commissioner of Taxation, [2010] HCA […]

    The Development of NGO Support Organizations: The Early Years of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid

    November 1, 2008

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law VOLUME 11, ISSUE 1, NOVEMBER 2008 By Dr. Patrick Kilby Introduction The relationship between development NGOs and Government has been […]

    Counter-Terrorism and the Enabling Legal and Political Environment for Civil Society: A Comparative Analysis of “War on Terror” States

    June 1, 2008

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2008 Mark Sidel 1 This article focuses on the legal and political environment for […]

    Charity Law and Social Inclusion: An International Study

    July 1, 2007

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 9, Issue 3, July 2007 By Kerry O’Halloran Routledge. 437 pp. $150 Reviewed by David Robinson 1 Kerry […]

    Social Inclusion and the Indigenous People of Australia: Achieving a Better Fit Between Social Need and the Charity Law Framework

    February 1, 2004

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2004 By Kerry O’Halloran* Introduction A government concerned with building or sustaining civil society […]

    Australia Crawls Closer to Reform of the Definition of Charity

    February 1, 2004

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2004 By Myles McGregor-Lowndes* The Australian state and federal jurisdictions have adopted and […]

    Australian Charity Law Reform Proposal

    September 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 5, Issue 1, September 2002 By Prof. Myles McGregor-Lowndes Introduction England1, Ireland2, Scotland3, Canada4, South Africa5 and New […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    June 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2002 Regional Conference on Legal Enabling Environment for NPOs in East and Southeast Asia In […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 Regional Charity Law Conference in Australia A conference entitled “Charity Law in the […]

    Case Notes: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 Australia Gray v Australian Cancer Foundation for Medical Research and others; Estate Harold […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 Regional NGO Capacity Building in the Pacific Region– Towards Greater Inter-Agency Cooperation Regional […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2000 Regional The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Democracy in East Asia By […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 2000

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 1, September 2000 Australia By Myles McGregor-Lowndes As outlined in a previous article in this […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    June 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 4, June 2000 Australia 1. Taxation On 22 December 1999 Act No 179 of 1999, A […]

    Australia’s Nonprofit Taxation Reforms

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Introduction The years 1999 and 2000 will come to be regarded as one […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Australia The government has amended the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 Australia In a bid to encourage corporate and personal philanthropy, the Prime Minister, […]

    Nonprofit Umbrella Organisations in a Contracting Regime: A Comparative Review of Australian, British and American Literature and Experiences

    June 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 4, June 1999 As is the case in many countries overseas, most nonprofit organisations in the […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    June 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 4, June 1999 Australia See also in this issue: Nonprofit Umbrella Organisations in a Contracting Regime: […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Regional A review of the book Philanthropy and Law in Asia, edited by […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional CIVICUS Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly CIVICUS held its second Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Region; Australia; China; India; Pakistan REGIONAL REPORT IJNL wishes to announce the publication […]