Community Meetings – Charities Act Review

The Charities Act 2005 is being reviewed and our feedback is important. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is running a series of 21 community meetings in March and April 2019 to explain the review and seek your feedback.

The DIA policy team is running the meetings, which is separate from the Charities Services team that regulates charities.  Having said that, Charities Services is part of the DIA and therefore I could view the review as “reviewing yourself”.

The meetings will involve discussions on a public discussion document which will be released in late February 2019. The discussion document will cover a range of issues within scope of the review.  As soon as this document becomes available, we will circulate it.

Although attending a community meeting gives the opportunity to ask questions in person, you don’t have to attend a meeting to make a submission. More information on how to make a submission will be included with the release of the discussion document in late February.

You can find more information on the community meetings, including dates, locations, and details how to register, on the DIA website  .

The link to the meeting locations and dates is THIS ONE.