MLG 2024 constitution FINAL

MLG is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009, administered by NSW Fair Trading. The main impetus for revising the Murrumbateman Landcare Group (MLG) constitution at this time is a taxation policy change applying to the 2023-24 financial year. The change requires non-profit organisations such as ours to be registered as charities in order to be tax exempt. In order to be registered as a charity, we need to add some information to our constitution regarding our objectives and non-profit status. The revised 2024 MLG constitution is based on NSW Fair Trading’s 2022 model constitution, with amendments of four types: • changes to governance documentation required so that Murrumbateman Landcare Group Inc can register to become a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. • changes to governance documentation that will allow us to apply for DGR status with the ATO. • changes to the 2010 Fair Trading model constitution passed by special resolution at the 2012 MLG Annual General Meeting and then applied to the 2022 model constitution, and • other changes that reflect current MLG practice.