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Upcoming online events

Webinar: Charity Law and Charities: Responding to Crises


Thursday 30 July

12noon–2pm (AEST)


NO REGISTRATION FEE


The years 2019 to 2020 have seen a series of crises, from bushfires in Australia and mosque shootings in New Zealand to the COVID-19 global pandemic. These crises pose challenges for charities and for charity law. This webinar engages with some of those key challenges through a series of short presentations arranged in two parts: (1) Crises and Fundraising: The Questions Not Asked in the Celeste Barber/New South Wales Rural Fire Service Case; (2) Operational Challenges in Crises.

As in previous years, attendees at this event will be welcome to join the ACNC ‘Meet the Regulator Day’, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday 4 August.



Webinar: Political Advocacy and Public Benefit: a Trans-Tasman View


Date and Time: TBC


NO REGISTRATION FEE


The New Zealand Court of Appeal is currently considering its judgment in the case of Family First New Zealand v Attorney-General. This case raises important questions relating to the legal treatment of political advocacy and the law of public benefit in New Zealand. CLAANZ is an intervener in the case. This seminar will run once the Court of Appeal decision is handed down – watch this space! Join the CLAANZ team that ran the intervention – Kate Davenport QC, Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, Sue Barker and Professor Matthew Harding – to discuss the implications of the decision and lessons for both New Zealand and Australia.



CLAANZ Annual Public Lecture

Date and Time: TBC

NO REGISTRATION FEE


The CLAANZ annual public lecture will move online in 2020. Plans are for the lecture to be delivered later in the year, and to include an interactive component that will allow members and friends to engage with the presenter. We are in discussions with a leading international academic expert on charity law and regulation about giving the lecture and will have more information to share soon.



Webinar: ‘Build Back Better’


Date: TBC

Time: 1pm-5pm NZT

REGISTRATION FEE: TBC


This half day webinar will have a special focus on the sector in New Zealand, and an emphasis on how to rebuild the sector after the pandemic and its aftermath. Topics are likely to include: (1) Charities and Business: Sustainability or Distraction from the Cause; (2) Impact Investing and How it can Sustain Charities; (3) The Changing Face of Charity. And of course much more.



Past events


2019 CLAANZ Annual Public Lecture


Faith, hope, and charity – religion as a public benefit in modern Australia

Presented by the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington


28 November 2019, Melbourne Law School


This year the CLAANZ annual public lecture was delivered by the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. The lecture was held at Melbourne Law School. Justice Sarah Derrington is the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Find out more here.


Public Benefit conference


29 November 2019, Melbourne Law School


The Melbourne Law School held a major international conference on 'Exploring Public Benefit in Charity Law' . Speakers included Professor Matthew Harding, Professor Debra Morris, Associate Professor Mary Synge, Professor Adam Parachin, Professor Henry Ergas AO, The Hon Dyson Heydon AC QC, Professor Pauline Ridge and Jennifer Batrouney QC. The conference programme can be viewed here

2019 CLAANZ conference, Melbourne 


Why and How We Value the Charity Sector


1 August 2019 


The 2019 CLAANZ Conference, Why and How We Value the Charity Sector, will be held in Melbourne on Thursday 1 August 2018. The conference will be at the Woodward Conference Centre at the University of Melbourne, followed by a dinner also at the Woodward Conference Centre. Find out more here.


2019 New Zealand CLAANZ conference

The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and supported by DIA Charities Services hosted Future prospects for charity law, accounting, and regulation conference in Wellington, New Zealand on 11 and 12 April 2019. Find out more here.


Regulation and the Contemporary Not-for-profit: A Summit 

Featuring CLAANZ Annual Keynote Lecture by the Hon Robert French AC

Monday 26 November 2018


In this inaugural NFP UWA Research Group symposium, industry and academics convened to consider the regulatory framework impacting NFPs and charities. The summit involved presentations and roundtables, including the inaugural Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ) annual keynote lecture, which was delivered by the Hon Robert French AC. 

New NFPs UWA Report: Regulation of the Contemporary Not-for-profit
Commissioned by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, supported by the UWA Public Policy Institute and UWA Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, the report synthesises and analyses themes from discussions and presentations at a recent summit on NFP regulation. The summit included the inaugural CLAANZ keynote lecture by the Hon Robert French AC. Key themes are the need for a national scheme for NFP regulation, need for red tape reduction and need to focus the ACNC’s second object on supporting the sector.
The report can be downloaded here and further information about NFPs UWA is available here.



2018 CLAANZ Conference

The 2018 CLAANZ Conference, Charity Law: What does the future hold?, was held in Melbourne on Thursday 2 August 2018 at the Woodward Conference Centre at the University of Melbourne, followed by a dinner also at the Woodward Conference Centre. On 3 August, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) kindly invited conference delegates to join them for a day of discussions on charity regulation. Find out more here.


2018 New Zealand CLAANZ Conference


The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), in conjunction with 
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)and Parry Field, hosted Perspectives on Charities Law and Regulation in New Zealand conference in Wellington, New Zealand on 26 and 27 April 2018. Find out more here.