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Upcoming 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 will be delivered by the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. The lecture will be held on Thursday 28 November at 5pm at Melbourne Law School. Save the date in your calendar. Attendance is free. Justice Sarah Derrington is the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Click here to save the 2020 dates to your calendar SAVE THE DATEFind out more here.


Public Benefit conference


29 November 2019, Melbourne Law School


The Melbourne Law School is holding a major international conference on 'Exploring Public Benefit in Charity Law' . Confirmed speakers include Professor Matthew Harding, Professor Debra Morris, Associate Professor Mary Synge, Professor Adam Parachin, Professor Henry Ergas AO, The Hon Dyson Heydon AC QC, Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, Professor Pauline Ridge and Jennifer Batrouney QC. Register here


2020 New Zealand CLAANZ Conference

Expressions of Interest for Charity Law, Accounting and Regulation Conference 2020

30 April to 01 May 2020, Te Papa Wellington


Conference theme: Sustainability of charities and their work

The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), in collaboration with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and with support from The Department of Internal Affairs - Chartres Services Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai.

We are seeking expressions of interest in delivering content for the 2020 conference, Sustainability of charities and their work. If you have suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed at the conference, we would also love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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Past events


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.