Does your church or ministry give any money to any person or organisation overseas? Does it give money to any other organisation which sends money overseas? Does it work with partners overseas? Does it deal with children overseas?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the new External Conduct Standards are very likely to apply to you. They are additional governance standards that will apply to all registered charities from 1 July 2019. They are intended to provide greater confidence that funds and services applied outside Australia are getting through to the right purposes.
The CMA Standards Council is presenting a webinar on 25 February 2019 which will explain what the new External Conduct Standards are and how the ACNC will apply the rules, and will include Q&A time. The Speakers will be Murray Baird, General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner of the ACNC, and Rebecca Lambert-Smith, Team Leader at Moores Lawyers. For further details and to register, click here.