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Company Structure

Creative Partnerships Australia is a business name of the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF). AbaF is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, is wholly owned by the Commonwealth and is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The Corporations Act 2001 is AbaF’s primary regulatory framework. AbaF is also required to comply with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), specifically Chapter 3, which sets out requirements for Commonwealth companies, in order that they meet public sector accountability standards.

AbaF is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts.