Getting it right
Campbelltown, New South Wales: Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation (TAC) has been around for a long time. It incorporated in 1983 under the former Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1975 before transitioning to the CATSI Act in 2007. Over this time it has expanded into a thriving multifunctional community-controlled organisation, very much at the heart of the outer Sydney suburb of Airds.
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All corporations must lodge reports with the Registrar every year, between 1 July and 31 December. Corporations that don't lodge their 2012–13 reports by 31 December 2013 could face prosecution, along with secretaries of large corporations. The maximum penalty for each report not lodged is $21,250 for corporations. The reports for each corporation will vary.
You can lodge your reports online. Please call 1800 622 431 if you need help with your reports or if you believe your corporation has already lodged its 2012–13 reports.
More information on how to call and hold your AGM before 30 November.
Charities—for those corporations registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), YOUR REPORTING TO ORIC HAS NOT CHANGED. Please lodge reports with the Registrar as you usually would under the CATSI Act. Your corporation does not need to send any reports to the ACNC.