Charities Commission to be Disestablished

The Crown Entities Reform Bill has been introduced to parliament to disestablish the Charities Commission and transfer its functions and duties to the Department of Internal Affairs.

The Department of Internal Affairs will take on the responsibilities of the Charities Commission with the exception of charity registration and deregistration, which will be carried out by an independent decision-making board of three persons.

The Charities Commission was established in 2005 and has responsibility for monitoring, educating and investigating charitable organisations in New Zealand.

The Bill is currently under review, if passed it is proposed that the transfer will take place from 1 July 2012.

2012-03-04T09:00:09+00:00March 4th, 2012|Not for Profits and Charities|