Commerce Minister Craig Foss has tabled in Parliament the Government's response to the Law Commission's 2013 report: “A New Act for Incorporated Societies”.

The Government has agreed to the Law Commission’s recommendation to replace the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 with a new Incorporated Societies Act.

At this stage, it is expected that a draft Bill and model constitution will be released for public comment in 2015. Both documents will be closely modelled on the detailed recommendations contained in the Law Commission’s report.

Further details of the proposed changes are available here.