Government : charity boundaries
O'Halloran, Kerry (2010) Government : charity boundaries. In McGregor-Lowndes, Myles & O'Halloran, Kerry (Eds.) Modernising charity law : recent developments and future directions. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 164-186.
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The Preamble1 was the initial legislative statement of matters construed by government to constitute charitable purposes in a common law context. It provided an outline of what was to become the core agenda for government’s relationship with charity. The resulting implied partnership, as viewed by government, endured for four centuries and in many different cultural contexts across the common law world. During that period, judicial
mediation on the balance to be struck between government interest in acquiring value for granting tax exempt privileges and the right of individuals to freely dispose of property in accordance with their particular altruistic wishes steadily broadened the range of purposes deemed to be
charitable, the vagaries of donor choice often prevailing over government interest in acquiring value for tax exemption.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||government-charity relationship, regulatory control, charitable purpose, public benefit|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Edward Elgar Publishing.|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2010 11:37|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:29|
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