The Government announced in the 2011-12 Budget that it would introduce a statutory definition of charity, applicable across all Commonwealth laws.

In 2011, the Government released a Paper on the definition of charity as part of a consultation process to provide interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the proposed statutory definition of charity.

The Government has considered the submissions and has developed draft legislation which gives effect to the statutory definition.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft legislation and explanatory material.

Submissions close Friday 3, May 2013

Further information may be obtained at:

http://www.treasury.gov.au/ConsultationsandReviews/Submissions/2013/A-statutory-definition-of-charity