“Cabinet recently decided to transfer the Charities Commission’s functions to the Department of Internal Affairs. It is expected that this transfer will take place from 1 July 2012, subject to legislation [The Crown Entities Reform Bill] being passed.”
This statement appeared in a special “note” attached to a Charities Commission job vacancy advertisment for “Manager, Monitoring and Investigations Team” – first published in the Dominion Post on Wednesday 16th November. (applications close midday Monday 28 November 2011).
There has been an open call for public submissions to the Government Administration Select Committee which is considering The Crown Entities Reform Bill – a call made prior to the dissolution of parliament on 20 October 2011. If enancted into law, it will disestablish the Charities Commission and the registration and deregistration of charities will be carried out by a new independent decision-making board of three people. (The Commission was established under The Charities Act 2005).