Have you heard about the Review of the Charities Act and call for submissions, due April 30th, but not sure where to start? SociaLink invites you to a forum on the Review which will background some of the issues identified by experts* that need addressing including:
- Need for a more comprehensive Review carried out by the Law Commission, rather than the current review under the Department of Internal Affairs
- Review the purpose of the Act.
- Enable charities to have access to usual judicial methods of appeal, for example if de-registered or declined registration.
- Charities’ ability to advocate to further their charitable purposes is an important role in society and needs protecting- the current review terms of reference have a narrow view on advocacy.
The review affects all charities whether registered or not with Charities Services.
When: Wednesday 17th April 2- 3.30 pm
Where: Matawhero 1 Room,
The Kollective, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
* “Review of Charities Act 2005 – why you should get involved” by Dave Henderson and Sue Barker, February 2019.
If you’re putting in a submission on the Charities Review, LEAD in Christchurch have written a comprehensive blog with six recommendations that you may wish to pick up on. It is certainly worth a read, and please share with your connections.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will host an online meeting presentation on modernising the Charities Act at 12pm on Thursday 4 April 2019. To register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “online meeting presentation” in the subject line.