[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Changes to the Constitution to be voted on at the AGM

Stewart Smith stewart at flamingspork.com
Sun Dec 23 13:58:32 AEDT 2018

> On 23 Dec 2018, at 12:15, Russell Stuart via linux-aus <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:
> LA members,
> Early this year a conference organiser suggested Linux Australia
> become a registered Charity as that would have made it easier for some
> of the organisations he approached to sponsor his conference.  Later on
> Stripe told me the same thing: it would be much easier to grant LA the
> not for profit discount (automatic in fact) if LA was a registered
> charity.
> The council sort advice on this from our Auditor and Account.  Both
> advised becoming a charity would have no material effect on how LA is
> run.

Fantastic! I’m trying to remember why we didn’t pursue this years ago, and I just can’t. Good idea though. This would mean that donations would be tax deductible?

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