For Impact is HLB Mann Judd’s regular newsletter for the not for profit community. In Issue 26 we address:

NFP Governance updates

Key points include:

  • NFPs urged to pay heed to salary packaging
    Salary packaging could be used more effectively and is potentially a low-cost tool for NFPs to attract and retain staff.
  • Director ID timeline confirmed
    The deadlines for director identification numbers (DIN) have now been released by the government.

ACNC Activities

Key points include:

  • Check your entitlement to registration
    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is urging charities to check that they are maintaining their entitlement to registration.
  • Hundreds of charities struck off
    The ACNC has revoked the registrations of 420 Australian charities that have failed to submit two or more annual information statements.

Financial Reporting insights

Key points include:

  • Streamlining remuneration disclosures
    AASB staff paper Review of Executive Remuneration Disclosure Requirements assesses how Australian executive remuneration disclosures compare with those of selected overseas jurisdictions.
  • AASB proposes simplicity
    The AASB is proposing to develop Tier 3 financial reporting requirements as a single stand-alone pronouncement.

Governments

Key points include:

  • Mandatory risk management a step closer for NSW councils
    NSW Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has called draft risk management guidelines for LGAs Australia’s strongest framework for minimising financial risk and preventing fraud and corruption.
  • Council credit card management under the microscope
    The NSW government has released new guidelines to strengthen the management of credit cards and expenditure by local councils.

Fundraising

Key points include:

  • Charities Crisis Cabinet summarises crisis fundraising
    The Charities Crisis Cabinet (CCC) has surveyed 643 charities and other NFPs on difficulties faced in complying with fundraising regulations.
  • Transparency code coming on disaster donations
    The federal government is working with the charity sector to develop a voluntary code to improve the transparency of collecting charitable donations during natural disasters.

Aged Care & Deductible Gift Recipients

Key points include:

  • Bed licences to go
    The federal Department of Health has issued the fact sheet Improving choice in residential aged care as a prelude to significant changes.
  • DGRs must become registered charities
    Legislation amended in September requires non-government deductible gift recipients to be registered charities from 14 December 2021.
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