Upcoming online events
NFP Researcher Network - Research Engagement Panel Discussion
23 June 2021, 1-2:30pm (AEST)
CLAANZ 2021 conference: Government and the Sector
5 August 2021 – Melbourne, online and with nodes in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide
The CLAANZ conference will be followed by the ACNC Regulator day on 6 August.
We are calling for expressions of interest to present on the conference theme of ‘Government and the Sector’. The theme is broadly conceived and covers matters such as regulation, administrative law, tax, the government and charity boundary, outsourcing and political advocacy. Please send a 1 – 2 paragraph abstract of the topic on which you would like to present to CLAANZ’s administrator at email@example.com.
Presentations will be 10 minutes long, with 5 minutes for questions. You may submit an EOI for a single presentation or liaise with others to submit an EOI for a panel of 3 or more presentations on a related theme. Preference will be given to panel EOIs.
The closing date to submit EOIs is 20 June 2021.
CLAANZ Annual Public Lecture
Date and Time: Early 2021
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.
CLAANZ online seminar on illegal activities
CLAANZ is delighted to invite you to a webinar dealing with the current proposal to amend the ACNC regulations in respect of illegal activities. Hear from sector leaders and experts about this important and topical issue. Speakers will include Tim Costello, Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Murray Baird, and Murray Wesson. Find out more
Tuesday 9 March 2021
CLAANZ End of Year Celebratory Event
17 December 2020
CLAANZ marked two significant events for the Charity and NFP sector: the retirement of Professor Fiona Martin from her academic position at UNSW, and celebrated the publication of Professor Ann O’Connell’s landmark book, Taxation of Charities and Not-for-Profits. Find out more.
CLAANZ webinar: Marilyn Warren AC QC in conversation with Jennifer Batrouney AM QC
Wednesday 2 December
Charity Law, Accounting, and Regulation Conference 2020:
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. Find out more here.
Webinar: Charity Advocacy: Recent Developments
Thursday 1 October 2020
Webinar: Charity Law and Charities: Responding to Crises
Thursday 30 July
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. Find out more here
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
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 conferenceThe 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.
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.