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Public benevolent institutions for native title groups: an underappreciated model?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 03:14 authored by Murray, I
Charitable status is used as a key vehicle for the delivery of State tax concessions for matters such as transferring property, paying wages to employees and owning land. From a regulatory perspective, the concessions are intended to reward or influence a range of behaviours that might broadly be described as being for the benefit of the public. However, the untamed common law concept of “charity” that applies for State taxes has continued to expand, so reducing the behaviour-focusing effect of the concessions. Until recently, the States had done little to address the issue, but that has now changed with a flurry of amendments and proposals across various jurisdictions. This article examines and critiques the reforms and proposals by, first, investigating how the broadening of charitable ends and means acted as an impetus, and secondly, by evaluating the efficiency with which the reforms seek to influence behaviour by restricting ends and means.
Publication titleFederal Law Review
Department/SchoolFaculty of Law
PublisherAustralian National University * Faculty of Law
Place of publicationAustralia
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