Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Charities Commission Absorption Into DIA Supported


Charities Commission Absorption Into DIA Supported


PRESS RELEASE


For immediate release

26 August 2011

The New Zealand Trustees Association has announced support for the Government’s restructuring proposal to absorb the Charities Commission into the Department of Internal Affairs.


NZTA President Jim Gray said “By moving the Charities Commission into the DIA at the same time as reviewing the Charities Act 2005, there will be an opportunity to create a clearer and less costly process for appeal by charities denied registration.”


Currently the cost of challenging denial of registration is prohibitive for all but the largest of charities where a High Court response is the only process, and where charities have also been required to dissect their organisation into charitable and non-charitable entities at more cost.


Mr Gray said “The Trustees Association was instrumental in development of the Commission in the late 1990’s and now is equally supportive of a restructuring for economic and procedural benefits to meet the needs of the charitable sector.”


NZTA found the Commission was far too inflexible with their legal section’s interpretation of the Charities Act to the detriment of some of New Zealand’s well known and respected charities.


-End


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Smelter: Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” Grant Robertson said. More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Strong Job Ad Performance In Quarter Four

SEEK Quarterly Employment Report data shows a positive q/q performance with a 19% national growth in jobs advertised during Q4 2020, which includes October, November and December. Comparing quarter 4, 2020, with the same quarter in 2019 shows that job ad volumes are 7% lower...More>>

NIWA: 2020 - NZ’s 7th-warmest Year On Record

The nationwide average temperature for 2020, calculated using stations in NIWA’s seven-station temperature series which began in 1909, was 13.24°C (0.63°C above the 1981–2010 annual average). New Zealand’s hottest year on record remains 2016, when... More>>

Quotable Value New Zealand: Property Market Set To Cool From Sizzling To Warm In 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell our world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s property market, which has gone from “doom and gloom” to “boom and Zoom” in record time. Even ... More>>

PriceSpy: Research Reveals How Shopping Behaviours Have Changed This Christmas

According to a new survey* from PriceSpy , almost 50 per cent of Kiwis are looking to shop locally this Christmas in light of Covid-19; The research also found consumers are changing their shopping habits, with one in seven (14 per cent) getting super-organised ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Noel Leeming Group Warned For Making Delivery Representations Without Reasonable Grounds During COVID-19 Lockdown

Noel Leeming Group has been warned by the Commerce Commission for making delivery representations about two products which, in the Commission’s view, it did not have reasonable grounds for at the time the representations were made. The warning ... More>>