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Religious Discrimination Bill- Update

December 2019

The Federal Government has signalled its intention to implement a suite of bills designed to protect religious freedom in Australia (Bills), pursuant to recommendations of the Government’s Expert Panel on Religious Freedom (the Religious Freedom Review) made in 2018.

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The Financial Services (Banking) Royal Commission, among many other aspects of good corporate governance, put the practice of minute-taking under a spotlight and, in particular, how detailed should board minutes be.    Read more →
In its 2019-20 Budget, the Federal Government announced it will establish a DGR general category to enable Men’s Sheds and Women’s Sheds (Sheds) to access DGR status from 1 July 2020.    Read more →
On 18 December 2019, the Australian Taxation Office has released its Ruling TR 2019/6, which sets out the Commissioner’s position on the ‘in Australia’ conditions for certain deductible gift recipients and income tax exempt entities. TR 2019/6 finalises the Commissioner’s view expressed in draft Taxation Ruling TR 2018/D1.    Read more →