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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bills

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; Consideration in Detail

4:20 pm

Photo of Andrew BroadAndrew Broad (Mallee, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

by leave—I move amendments (2), (7), (8) and (9), as circulated in my name, together:

(2) Clause 2, page 2 (table item 5), omit "Part 5", substitute "Parts 4A, 4B, 4C and 5".

(7) Schedule 1, page 19 (after line 13), after Part 4, insert:

Part 4A—Amendment of the Charities Act 2013

Charities Act 2013

68A After subsection 12(3)

Insert:

(4) For the purposes of this section, disregard the fact that an entity is, or has been, a body established for religious purposes within the meaning of section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Note 1: For example, a body that has a purpose of advancing social or public welfare may be registered under subparagraph (1) (c) regardless of whether it is a body established to advance religion under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984. It may be both a body that has a purpose of advancing social or public welfare and a body established for religious purposes under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, but for the purposes of paragraph (1) (c) regard is not had to its status under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Note 2: For example, a body that has a purpose of advancing religion may be registered under paragraph (1) (d) regardless of whether it is a body established to advance religion under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984. It may be both a body that has a purpose of advancing religion under paragraph (1) (d) and a body established for religious purposes under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, but for the purposes of paragraph (1) (d) regard is not had to its status under section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

(8) Schedule 1, page 19 (after proposed Part 4A), insert:

Part 4B—Amendment of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

68B After subsection 30 -320

Insert:

30 -325 Bodies established for religious purposes

A fund, authority or institution does not fail to satisfy the requirements for endorsement under Division 30 of this Act for the reason that the fund, authority or institution is, or has been, a body established for religious purposes within the meaning of section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

(9) Schedule 1, page 19 (after proposed Part 4B), insert:

Part 4C—Amendment of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

68C After subsection 123C(2)

Insert:

(3) An entity does not fail to satisfy the requirements for endorsement in subsection (2) for the reason that the entity is, or has been, a body established for religious purposes within the meaning of section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

68D After subsection 123D(2)

Insert:

(3) An entity does not fail to satisfy the requirements for endorsement in subsection (2) for the reason that the entity is, or has been, a body established for religious purposes within the meaning of section 37 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

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