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2019 CLAANZ Conference - Melbourne


Why and How We Value the Charity Sector


1 August 2019

Woodward Conference Centre

Level 10, Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne


It is assumed that the charity sector is the source of great value for society. But we don’t often pause to consider why this is the case, or how we go about valuing the contribution of charities to society. In our 2019 conference, we have a good opportunity to take stock of our sector and the many ways in which it makes the world a better place. That conversation will touch on the legal definition of charity and questions of public benefit. But it will also take us to other legal systems and their approaches to valuing the charity sector, to the distinctive work and challenges of Indigenous charities, to the law, politics and ethics of charity governance, and to the critical role of philanthropy in sustaining a vibrant and diverse sector. As policy and regulatory settings continue to change, and the whole relationship of state, sector and citizens is re-imagined around the world, reflection on the value of the charity sector is as important now as it has ever been.

The 2019 CLAANZ Conference 'Why and How We Value the Charity Sector' was held in Melbourne on Thursday 1 August 2019, at the Woodward Conference Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Please see below presentations and videos from the conference. 

CLAANZ are grateful to Steven Moe for his assistance in providing the recording equipment, and his help with recording the conference on the day.

Programme from the day can be viewed here.
Speaker biographies can be viewed here.


 


PROGRAMME

 
 
 

Welcome and acknowledgement of country



 


        

Presenter: 

  • Professor Matthew Harding (Chair, CLAANZ board of directors)

       

 


Three Predictions for the Charity Sector

 

        

Presenter

  • The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, ACNC
Presentations
  • Three Predictions for the Charity Sector - The Hon Dr Gary Jones - view here

             


       


      THE BIG PICTURE



       

       

      Challenges for Charity Regulation Today


       


              


      Panelists

      • Natashia Allitt, ACNC
      • Vera Visevic, Mills Oakley
      • Sue Woodward, Justice Connect
      • Facilitator: Dr Ian Murray

             

       

       

      Charity and Philanthropy

       

       

       

       

      Panelists

      • John Emerson AM, Herbert Smith Freehills
      • Dr Natalie Silver, University of Sydney
      • Krystian Seibert, Swinburne University
      • Facilitator: Seak-King Huang, Prolegis Lawyers
      Presentation
      • Is philanthropy charitable? - John Emerson - view here
      • Public Interest, Private Intent - Understanding the legal implications of contemporary philanthropic transactions - Dr Natalie Silver - view here
      • A DGR Category for Community Foundations - Krystian Seibert - view here

       

       




      PUBLIC BENEFIT


       

       

      Private Enterprise and Public Benefit


       

              

      Panelists

      • Bridgid Cowling, Arnold Bloch Leibler
      • Steven Moe, Parry Field Lawyers
      • Suhanya Mendes & Nicola Bennett, ACNC
      Presentations
      • Promoting Private Enterprise and Charity - Bridgid Cowling - view here
      • Paradigm Shifts and Magic Eyes - Steven Moe - view here

               

         

         

        Indigenous Charities

         

         

         

         

         
        Panelists

        • Selwyn Button, ORIC
        • Annie Keely, Justice Connect
        • Jacinta Lawson, ATO
        • Facilitator: Dr Ian Murray, UWA
        Presentations
        • Indigenous charities - Annie Keely - view here
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        Religious Charities


         

         

         

         

        Panelists

        • Fr. Brian Lucas, Catholic Mission
        • Prof Pauline Ridge, ANU
        • Mark Fowler, Fowler Charity Law
        • Facilitator: Seak-King Huang, Prolegis Lawyers
        Presentation
        • Faith Based Charities qua Religious Charities - Mark Fowler - view here

         

         

        Keynote: Purpose-Based Governance


         

                


        Presenter

        • Assoc Prof Rosemary Langford, University of Melbourne
        Presentation
        • Purpose-Based Governance - Associate Professor Rosemary Langford - view here

               

           


        ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE



         

         

        External Conduct Standards


         


                


        Panelists

        • Andrew Lind, Corney & Lind Lawyers
        • Richard Hundt, McCullough Robertson
        • Sari Baird, Oxfam
        • Facilitator: Dr Jennifer Beard, University of Melbourne
        Presentations
        • External Conduct Standards - Andrew Lind, Richard Hundt and Sari Baird - view here

               

         

        Modern Slavery Act

         


                

        Panelists

        • Liana Brover, Mercer
        • Melissa Goode, Red Cross
        • Facilitator: Sari Baird, Oxfam
        Presentation
        • Modern Slavery Act - Liana Brover and Melissa Goode - view here

               

         


        Ethical Frameworks



         


                

        Panellists

        • Francisca Hoffman-Axhelm, Red Cross
        • Simon Miller, Save the Children
        • Facilitator: Sari Baird, Oxfam

               

         


        Charities and Competition Law


         


                


        Panelists

        • Lisa Huett, KWM
        • Verity Quinn, ACCC
        • Hayley Parkes, Housing Choices Australia
        Presentations
        • Lisa Huett - When Does Collaboration Become Collusion? - view here
        • Charities and the CCA - Verity Quinn - view here

                 

           



          RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ABROAD

           

           

           

          New Zealand


           


                  


          Panelists

          • Joe Buchanan, Charity Services, Department of Internal Affairs
          • Sue Barker, Sue Barker Charities Law
          • Steven Moe, Parry Field Lawyer
          Presentation
          • New Zealand - Joe Buchanan, Sue Barker and Steven Moe - view here

                 



             

          China

           
                 

          Panelists

          • Jing Hui, University of Melbourne
          • Professor Dejian Li, Law School, Zhejiang University of Technology
          • Professor Xin Lyu, Law School, Zhejiang University of Technology
          • Facilitator: Professor Matthew Harding
          Presentation
          • Charity Law in China - Overview, Charitable Collections, Charitable Trusts - view here
           
                   








           

          Welcome and acknowledgement of country

           



          Presenter: 

          • Professor Matthew Harding (Chair, CLAANZ board of directors)

                 


           

          Three Predictions for the Charity Sector

           




          Presenter

          The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, ACNC

                 

          The Big Picture

           

          Challenges for Charity Regulation Today


           





                  


          Panelists

          • Natashia Allitt, ACNC
          • Vera Visevic, Mills Oakley
          • Sue Woodward, Justice Connect
          • Facilitator: Dr Ian Murray

                 

           

           

          Charity and Philanthropy

           

           

           

           

          Panelists

          • John Emerson AM, Herbert Smith Freehills
          • Dr Natalie Silver, University of Sydney
          • Krystian Seibert, Swinburne University
          • Facilitator: Seak-King Huang, Prolegis Lawyers

           


          Public Benefit

           

          Private Enterprise and Public Benefit


           




                  

          Panelists

          • Bridgid Cowling, Arnold Bloch Leibler
            Steven Moe, Parry Field Lawyers
            Suhanya Mendes & Nicola Bennett, ACNC
            Facilitator: Jennifer Batrouney QC, Victorian Bar

                   

             

             

            Indigenous Charities


             

             

             

             

             
            Panelists

            • Selwyn Button, ORIC
            • Annie Keely, Justice Connect
            • Jacinta Lawson, ATO
            • Facilitator: Dr Ian Murray, UWA

             

             

             

            Religious Charities


             

             

             

             

            Panelists

            • Fr. Brian Lucas, Catholic Mission
            • Prof Pauline Ridge, ANU
            • Mark Fowler, Fowler Charity Law
            • Facilitator: Anne Robinson, Prolegis Lawyers

             

             

            Keynote: Purpose-Based Governance


             




                    


            Presenter

            • Assoc Prof Rosemary Langford, University of Melbourne

                   

            Ethics and Governance


             

            External Conduct Standards


             





                    


            Panelists

            • Andrew Lind, Corney & Lind Lawyers
              Richard Hundt, McCullough Robertson
              Sari Baird, Oxfam
              Facilitator: Dr Jennifer Beard, University of Melbourne

                   

             

            Modern Slavery Act


             




                    


            Panelists

            • Liana Brover, Mercer
              Melissa Goode, Red Cross
              Facilitator: Sari Baird, Oxfam

                   

             

            BREAKOUT SESSION 1: So Much Housing Innovation: What’s Charitable and What’s Not?


             



                    


            Panellists
            • Mark Fowler (Prolegis Lawyers)
            • Hayley Parkes (Housing Choices Australia)
            • Lesley Dredge (Community Housing Industry Association Victoria)
            • Facilitator: Murray Baird (ACNC)
            Presentations
            • Mark Fowler (Prolegis Lawyers) - view here
            • Hayley Parkes (Housing Choices Australia) - view here
            • Lesley Dredge (Community Housing Industry Association - view hereVictoria)
            • Facilitator: Murray Baird (ACNC) - view here

                   

             

            BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Charities and Redressing Historic Wrongs


             



                    


            Panelists

            • Garth Blake AM SC (NSW Bar)
            • Michael Shand QC (Victorian Bar)
            • Andrew Lind (Corney & Lind Lawyers)
            • Sam Burnett (Prolegis Lawyers)
            • Facilitator: Seak-King Huang (Prolegis Lawyers)
            Presentations
            • Garth Blake AM SC (NSW Bar) - view here
            • Michael Shand QC (Victorian Bar) - view here
            • Andrew Lind (Corney & Lind Lawyers) - view here
            • Sam Burnett (Prolegis Lawyers) - view here

                   

             

            PLENARY SESSION: Charity Litigation


             




                    


            Panelists

            • Justice Michael Sifris (Supreme Court of Victoria)
            • Jennifer Batrouney QC (Victorian Bar)