Submission to Treasury consultation on exposure draft of Charities Bill 2013

Catholic Health Australia has given conditional support to the exposure draft Charities Bill 2013, which, inter alia, seeks to give a statutory definition of "charity". CHA's key proposals to Treasury on the bill's drafting in 2011 have been incorporated in the latest bill, but CHA fears the drafting of one section of the bill could possibly create unintended consequences that could enable a court to use either of two different definitions to assess an entity's charitable status. The confusion could arise for Catholic-owned and operated public hospitals, the submission explains.

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