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2019 New Zealand CLAANZ Conference

Future prospects for charity law, accounting, and regulation.


A conference hosted by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and supported by DIA Charities Services

Building on the success of 2018, this multi-disciplinary conference covered legal, accounting and related practical issues associated with the charitable sector, and aimed to:

  • Inform and educate on important topics for charities
  • Strengthen links, contacts and collaboration within the sector community
  • Share lessons learnt and best practice that have worked for others, within New Zealand and beyond
  • Stimulate discussion and input into the review of the Charities Act 2005.
The hosts brought together a wide range of voices and perspectives to consider the issues before us all. This conference provided opportunities for rich conversation on the review of the Charities Act and what the framework of charity law should look like in the future.

Among the speakers were leading figures from New Zealand and overseas, including: the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Hon Peeni Henare, Professor Matthew Harding from the University of Melbourne and chair of the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, Dr Oonagh Breen, Professor of Law, University College Dublin, Donna Flavell, CEO Waikato Tainui, Justice Joe Williams, speakers from Charities Services, and leading academics and practitioners from New Zealand and overseas.

View below videos from the conference. 


Programme

DAY 1: Thursday 11 April 2019

 
SESSION 1: Do charities need to be "regulated"?

 







        

Panelists
    • Sue Barker
    • Oonagh Breen
    • Myles McGregor-Lowndes
    • Jeroen van der Heijden
    • Natasha Weight
    • Matthew Harding (moderator)
Presentations:
  • Sue Barker - Do charities need to be “regulated”? - view here
  • Oonagh Breen - Do charities need to be “regulated”? - view here
  • Myles McGregor-Lowndes - Do charities need to be “regulated”? - view here
  • Jeroen van der Heijden - 4,000 years of regulatory theory and practice - Exploring the main paradigm shifts in regulation - view here
  • Natasha Weight - Issues on the table - Modernising the Charities Act 2015 - view here


 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charity litigation, costs and how to prove public benefit

 








        

Presented by Jennifer Batrouney QC


Presentation:

  • Jennifer Batrouney QC - Public benefit - How to prove it?  - view here

                

 
SESSION 2: Advocacy - are charities able to advocate against government policy?
 
      





        
Panelists:

  • Sari Baird
  • Peter Gunn
  • John Hancock
  • Matthew Harding
  • Jane Norton
  • Jennifer Gill (moderator)
Presentation:
  • John Hancock - Are charities able to advocate against government policy? - view here

Other resources
  • Session 2 - Advocacy - are charities able to advocate against government policy? - Listen to audio of session 2 at 1:44:45 here
       



 
SESSION 3: Accumulations or application - what to do about charities' reserves?
 
      



        
Panelists:

  • Ian Murray
  • Peter Walls
  • Wayne Tukiri (moderator)

Presentations:
  • Ian Murray - Charity Accumulation - view here
  • Peter Walls - Accumulation as an Objective for Charitable Foundations - view here


       


 
SESSION 4: Future of charities and tax
 
      





        
Panelists:

  • Nick Bland
  • Arti Chand
  • Stewart Donaldson
  • Mark Lash
  • Fiona Martin
  • Jamie Cattell (moderator)
Presentations:
  • Nick Bland - Future of charities & tax – getting the process right - view here
  • Arti Chand - Future of Charities & Tax, Business Income Exemption - view here
  • Stewart Donaldson - Future of charities & tax - view here
  • Mark Lash - Future of Charities and Tax – a Māori Perspective - view here
  • Fiona Martin - Future of Charities and Tax - view here
       

 
SESSION 5: Governing Charities
 
      




        
    Panelists:
  • Sarah Doherty
  • Chris Kelly
  • Rosemary Langford
  • Caren Rangi
  • Tina Wilson
  • Andrew Phillips (moderator)
Presentation:
  • Rosemary Langford - Australian Governance Standards - view here
       


 
SESSION 6: Research in the charitable sector
 
      



        
Panelists:
  • Oonagh Breen
  • Carolyn Cordery
  • Dave Henderson
  • Bernard Lamusse
  • Rosemary Langford
  • Steven Moe
  • Brent Kennerley (moderator)
Presentations:
  • Oonagh Breen and Carolyn Cordery - view here
  • Dave Henderson - Survey Report - Independent Community Consultation to inform the Review Of The Charities Act (2005) - view here
  • Rosemary Langford - Restoring Public Trust in Charities – Reforming Governance and Enforcement - view here


       



DAY 2: Friday 12 April 2019



 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: View from the Bench
 
      







        
Presented by Justice Joe Williams

       

 
SESSION 7: Review of the Charities Act - Emerging issues and implications
 
      

 


        
Panelists:
  • Gwendoline Keel
  • Steven Kerr
  • Matthew Turnour
  • Sue Barker (moderator)
       


 
SESSION 8: Social enterprise
 
      




        
Panelists:
  • Louise Aitken
  • Dana Brakman Reiser
  • Kaye Maree Dunn
  • Holly Norton
  • Steven Moe (moderator)

Presentation:
  • Louise Aitken - Akina - Growing Social Enterprise - view here

Other resources:
  • This session was a live interview for Seeds Podcast (www.theseeds.nz) which is hosted by Steven Moe and has close to 100 interviews with change makers, charities, not for profits, social enterprises and others, exploring their stories and going deeper to discover their “why”. Great for commuting, mowing lawns or other unused time in the day. The podcast can be found in podcast apps by search for ‘seeds’ or connect with Steven at stevenmoe@parryfield.com for more information.
    Listen to Seeds podcast of this session here.
       



 
Seeds podcast interview: A history of financial reporting
 
      



        
Panelists:
  • Carolyn Cordery
  • Steven Moe
       


 
SESSION 9: Future of financial reporting
 
      






        
Panelists:
  • Warren Allen
  • Paul Atkins
  • Jennifer Gill
  • Liz Prescott
  • Duncan Scott
  • Brayden Smith
  • Melville Yates
  • Brent Kennerley (moderator)
Presentations:
  • Brayden Smith - The future of financial reporting - view here
  • Melville Yates - ACNC: the future of financial reporting - view here
       


 
Reflections at end of conference
 
      



        
Facilitated by Matthew Harding and Craig Fisher

       

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Call to action: Best practice international approaches
 
      



        
Presented by Oonagh Breen