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Manning Homeless Action Group seeks financial support for Sleepbus for Taree

Updated January 10 2022 - 4:22am, first published January 2 2022 - 5:00pm
Completed Sleepbuses are in operation in Melbourne, Canberra and Queanbeyan. Photo supplied

When I started the Bed Inn Bus campaign with my friend Les Barnes and others, I had no idea of the library of rules and regulations which surround being a Good Samaritan. In addition to applying for Authority to Fundraise from Fair Trading, it is expected that a group will also apply to be an incorporated association with a constitution which one is advised to pay a lawyer to prepare if the standard one is not appropriate. That means there are two sets of regulations and requirements to follow. Then if you get an ABN there's a third set.