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Related party transactions

August 2023

One of the changes introduced by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Regulations 2022 is the application of Australian Accounting Standard AASB 124 to most registered charities.

The effect of AASB 124 is to require medium and large charities to disclose material related party transactions in their financial reports for the 2022/23 reporting year and subsequently. With the exception of Basic Religious Charities, all registered charities are also required to report material related party transactions in their Annual Information Statement (AIS) from the start of their 2023 reporting period.

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On 30 November 2023, the Productivity Commission released its draft report into Future foundations for giving (Draft Report).
The purpose of the Draft Report is to establish foundations for the future of philanthropy in Australia.    Read more →
What is a Related Party Transaction?
A related party transaction is a transfer of resources, services or obligations between a charity and a related party. Examples of such transfers include:
• Sales or purchases of goods, other property or services
• Leases
• Loans.
The transfer does not have to involve a financial payment.    Read more →