Scoop Media Release 7 February 2017
Legislation passed today will give New Zealanders more confidence and trust in our charities, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro says.
The Charities Amendment Bill passed its Third Reading unanimously this evening and will soon be signed into law.
“Charities play a really important part in New Zealand society and it’s critical that our laws support their work,” Mr Ngaro says.
“This amendment makes three small but important changes, not least of which is making sure that those who evade tax are disqualified from managing the operations and funding of registered charities.