New laws have been passed which are aimed at helping incorporated associations in WA operate more efficiently by providing them with a clearer framework in which to operate.
The new law will replace the existing Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and will apply to all existing incorporated associations in Western Australia. It is the culmination of many years of work by the Department and key stakeholders in the not for profit sector and will provide incorporated associations with a legal framework that reflects modern expectations around corporate governance and the need to protect the privacy of association members.
The changes are expected to come into effect from 1 July 2016.
In the coming months the Department will release more information and resources on our website including step by step guides to assist incorporated associations through this transition period.
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The “Associations Incorporation Act 2015” is a 108 page publication and can be ordered through the Tambellup CRC at a cost of $44.00 GST Inclusive.
The “A Guide for Incorporated Associations in Western Australia” is a 198 page publication and can be ordered through the Tambellup CRC at a cost of $79.00 GST Inclusive.