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(UK) Charity Commission Expected to Start Registering Charitable Incorporated Organisations, CIOs Next January

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The Charity Commission hopes to start registering charitable incorporated organisations from January 2013. It follows years of delays in the launch of the charitable incorporated organisations (CIO) since it was first mooted in the Charities Act 2006.

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Time to Address Charities for Australia’s Indigenous Peoples

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The introduction of a charity regulator is an opportune time for Australia to follow New Zealand’s lead and recognise the difficulties faced by indigenous peoples who wish to establish charities, a Not for Profit Law Conference has been told.

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Russia Passes a New Law to Tighten Controls on Civil Society Groups

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The Russian government rushed a law through parliament on Friday which will tighten controls on civil rights groups and has strained relations with the United States, which fears a crackdown on opponents of President Vladimir Putin.

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UK Charity Commission Faced With Low Public Awareness

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Less than half of respondents to a new poll have heard of the Charity Commission, according to a new survey.

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Chinese Charities to Come Under Closer Scrutiny

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The country’s top watchdog for charity organizations plans to keep a closer eye on foundations given a series of charity scandals in the previous year that greatly damaged the public’s trust.

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