Legal update: incorporated associations

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Not-for-profits should take note: the state government has now passed the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (AIRA) – new legislation which will govern all organisations that are registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria as incorporated associations.

The AIRA will replace the existing Associations Incorporation Act (AIA), amalgamating changes previously introduced in a reform process that has taken place over the past few years.  New regulations and model rules complementing the AIRA are also in development.  Read about the past progress of AIA reform

The new Act is set to come into effect between August and December 2012.  Consumer Affairs Victoria has committed to contact all organisations affected (incorporated associations) in writing, as well as providing written information and resources, both online and hard copy.  Information and training sessions are also proposed.

Read more detail about what the changes will mean by PilchConnect, the community sector legal service.