Terms of reference
|Membership||Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasury officials.|
|Scope of NFP Reform Working Group||The objective of the not-for-profit (NFP) Reform Working Group is for all Australian jurisdictions to work together to develop an effective approach to the regulation of the NFP sector which will reduce the regulatory burden on the sector where possible.
The NFP Reform Working Group will be responsible for reviewing, developing and recommending NFP regulatory reform options to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), through the Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations (SCFFR), including:
In undertaking its role, the NFP Reform Working Group chair will liaise with members on activities relevant to NFP reforms and discuss the progress of those reforms.
The NFP Reform Working Group will continue until the aforementioned tasks are complete, or as agreed by the SCFFR.
|Operations||The NFP Reform Working Group will seek to meet on a monthly basis. However, where a particular issue is of pressing importance, discussion and deliberation can be undertaken out of session through written correspondence.
Meetings of the NFP Reform Working Group will utilise telephone/video conference facilities as much as possible to minimise environmental impacts and meeting and travel costs.
The Chair will be responsible for scheduling and the record of meetings and will provide agenda papers and draft documents for consideration prior to the meeting where possible.
Members may invite other relevant government departments and agencies as observers.
|Decision-Making||The NFP Reform Working Group will make decisions on the basis of consensus wherever possible; noting that members may need to consult more broadly within their jurisdiction on certain issues and/or obtain prior Cabinet approvals before voting.
If a situation were to arise that a majority, but not all, jurisdictions agreed to a particular decision, the dissenting jurisdictions and their reasons for dissent should be recorded in meeting outcomes.
Where necessary, the principle of one vote per jurisdiction would apply.
|Reporting||The NFP Reform Working Group will report to COAG through the SCFFR.
The NFP Reform Working Group will also provide a work plan to the SCFFR for endorsement.
The NFP Reform Working Group will work closely with the NFP Fundraising Working Group and will include its report in the NFP Reform Working Group's report to COAG.
|New South Wales||NSW Treasury||Member|
|Victoria||Department of Treasury and Finance||Member|
|Western Australia||Department of Treasury||Member|
|South Australia||Department of Treasury and Finance||Member|
|Australian Capital Territory||Treasury Directorate||Member|
|Northern Territory||Northern Territory Treasury||Member|