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A definition of charity - consultation paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Parkes, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography p. v Appendices pp. 25-43Summary: The Government has released a Consultation Paper on the definition of charity as part of a consultation process to provide interested parties with an opportunity to comment. The Government announced in the 2011-12 Budget that it would introduce a statutory definition of charity, applicable across all Commonwealth laws from 1 July 2013. This Consultation Paper outlines the background to a statutory definition, including previous recommendations and inquiries, as well as developments that have occurred since the 2003 consultation package on a charity definition was released. It discusses elements of a possible core definition of charity by raising for discussion possible refinements to the exposure draft of the Charities Bill 2003. It also covers Australian Disaster Relief Funds, interactions with State and Territory laws and transitional issues. The Consultation Paper makes frequent references to the exposure draft of the Charities Bill 2003. The exposure draft and related explanatory material are available on the Board of Taxation website.Availability: (1)

Budget 2007-2008 . /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.budget.gov.au/2007-08/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Library also holds print copy in compactusSummary: The federal government's 2007-2008 budget website includes: Budget Overview, Budget Speech, Budget at a Glance, Budget Papers nos. 1-4, Portfolio Budget Statements, Appropriation Bills, Ministerial Statements, Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Strategy and Outlook, Budget Measures, Federal Financial Relations and Agency Resourcing, Final Budget Outcome.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Budget 2008-09 . /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.budget.gov.au/2008-09/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Includes: Budget Speech, Budget at a Glance, Budget Overview, Budget Papers nos. 1-4, Portfolio Budget Statements, Appropriation Bills, Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Final Budget Outcome, Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements, Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements, Ministerial Statements.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Consumer voices : sustaining advocacy and research in Australia's new consumer policy framework : issues paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 8 May 2009Summary: This issues paper outlines the Australian Government?s approach to consumer policy, as well as existing Australian Government support for consumer advocacy and consumer policy research. It raises issues in relation to finding sustainable approaches to supporting consumer advocacy and consumer policy-focused research in the medium to long term.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial Services and Credit Reform : Improving, Simplifying and Standardising Financial Services and Credit Regulation : Green paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008Summary: The purpose of this Green Paper is to consult stakeholders about the following range of financial services and credit reform initiatives: the development of a comprehensive approach to the regulation of mortgages and mortgage broking advice; the regulation of margin lending; the creation of a national market for trustee corporations through the implementation of Commonwealth legislation; reforms to improve the existing regulation of debentures; the investigation of issues relating to property investment advice, including property spruikers; and the consideration of the most appropriate regulation of a range of remaining credit products, such as credit cards, personal loans and micro-lending. The Green Paper sets out key issues for consideration and in some cases high level alternatives are put forward as options for addressing the issues. These issues form key initiatives included on the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) reform agenda. Comments received in response to this paper will assist in informing COAG and its decision making about the regulation of these key financial services.Availability: (1)

Scoping study for a national not-for-profit regulator : consultation paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011Summary: This paper seeks initial views in relation to design options for a national NFP regulator. It does not seek to address issues which have previously been examined by recent reviews and inquiries. During the 2010 election campaign the Government outlined its commitment to reform Australia's NFP sector to deliver smarter regulation, reduce red-tape and improve the transparency and accountability of the sector. The Government has tasked Treasury with undertaking a scoping study to determine the role, functions, feasibility and design options for a 'one-stop shop' NFP regulator.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 13Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes further efforts by policy makers to address financial exclusion, including consideration of the issues presented in the National Credit Reform Green Paper. In this submission, we respond to the following areas of the Green Paper: regulation of short-term, small-amount lending (chapter 5) ; regulation of consumer leases (chapter 6) ; regulation of credit cards (chapter 2) ; enhancement to the National Consumer Credit Protection Regime (chapter 7) ; coverage of credit under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and avoidance practices (chapter 8).Availability: (1)

Unfair terms in insurance contacts : options paper /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Sent via email : 30 April 2010Availability: (1)

What evidence should social policymakers use ? /

by Leigh, Andrew.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. The Treasury 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "Policymakers seeking empirical evidence on social policy interventions often find themselves confronted with a mountain of academic studies that are potentially relevant to the question. Without some systematic way to sort through the evidence, there is a risk that analysts will become mired in the research, or simply cherry-pick those studies that support their prior beliefs. An alternative approach is to test each study against a hierarchy of research methods. This article discusses two hierarchies one used by US medical researchers, and another used by UK social policymakers and suggests one possible hierarchy for Australia. Naturally, such a hierarchy should not be the only tool used to assess research, and should be used in conjunction with other factors, such as the ranking of the journal in which a study is published. But used carefully, a hierarchy can help policymakers sort through a daunting body of research, and may also inform governments decisions on how to evaluate social policy interventions." -- Author.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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