Art unions legislation in Queensland

Woo, Linda (1998) Art unions legislation in Queensland. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. [Working Paper]

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In Queensland, the legislation governing the conduct of art unions such as bingo, raffles and lucky envelopes is the Art Unions Act 1992 (ΑAct≅). The Act is administered by the Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation (ΑQOGR≅) which is part of the Queensland Treasury portfolio.

The Act and other legislation such as the Criminal Code, Vagrants Gaming and Other Offences Act, generally makes it unlawful for a person to conduct art unions unless they are authorised to do so. The Art Unions Act allows Αeligible≅ nonprofit associations such as charities, schools, sporting and community groups to raise funds for their stated objects.

Art unions were legalised in the early part of this century primarily to assist charities and other approved associations to raise funds for worthwhile causes. This principle is continued in the 1992 Act.

The Queensland art union industry had a turnover of over$190M in 1996/97 and our Queensland art unions continue to attract not just sales from Queensland residents but also interstate and overseas buyers. Art unions continue to be an attractive form of fundraising for many nonprofit associations.

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ID Code: 51527
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Art Unions, Legislation
ISBN: 1864351292
ISSN: 1037-1516
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > OTHER COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (159900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2012 22:53
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 19:14

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