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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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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 →
The Victorian Parliament has passed the Consumer Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Vic) which will significantly amend the Fundraising Act 1998 (Vic). The amendments will come into force on 31 August 2020 or an earlier date by proclamation.    Read more →