Charities Act 2005

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Part 1 Preliminary matters and functions relating to charities

Heading: amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 4 of the Charities Amendment Act (No 2) 2012 (2012 No 43).

Preliminary matters

3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is—

(a)

to promote public trust and confidence in the charitable sector:

(b)

to encourage and promote the effective use of charitable resources:

(c)

to provide for the registration of societies, institutions, and trustees of trusts as charitable entities:

(d)

to require charitable entities and certain other persons to comply with certain obligations:

(e)

to provide for the Board to make decisions about the registration and deregistration of charitable entities and to meet requirements imposed in relation to those functions:

(f)

to provide for the chief executive to carry out functions under this Act and to meet requirements imposed in relation to those functions.

Section 3: replaced, on 1 July 2012, by section 5 of the Charities Amendment Act (No 2) 2012 (2012 No 43).