NFP eBulletin

Issued: 10 May 2012



Special edition: Budget 2012

The Federal Budget delivered by Treasurer Wayne Swan on Tuesday night contained several announcements that, whilst not necessarily unexpected, will impact the NFP sector significantly in the coming years.

Commitment to the National Disability
Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Government agreed to establish the NDIS arising from the Productivity Commission report. It represents a fundamental change to the way people with disabilities will have access to funding and services provided by the Government. Read more...

Taxation for NFPs - Full steam ahead!

The reforms will continue to push ahead in during the 2013 year. All charities will be affected by these reforms and it is critical to have your organisationís tax affairs reviewed by Saward Dawson to ensure they are in order.  Read more...

Foreign Aid cut

The Government previously committed to increasing foreign aid to reach 0.5 percent of Gross National Income by 2015-16. This target achievement has been delayed by a year, which decreases the foreign aid budget by $2.9 billion over the next four years.

This decision will impact organisations providing foreign aid and may require reassessment of program goals and budgets over the coming years.


Read our full Budget 2012 analysis


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