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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait? ACNC releases Commissioner’s Interpretation Statement on Public Benevolent Institutions

January 2017

A Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) is a sub-type of charity that is focused on the relief of poverty or distress.

On 19 December 2016, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) published a new Commissioner's Interpretation Statement on PBIs (PBI CIS).

The PBI CIS outlines how the ACNC will apply the law concerning PBIs, including how organisations may fit this charity sub-type. It is binding on ACNC staff during the decision-making process.

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