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CLAANZ Conference 2021: 

Government and the Sector

5 August 2021 – Melbourne, online and with nodes in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in Australia, 
and Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand 

COVID update

Given the current lockdown in Sydney, the continuing pandemic restrictions in Melbourne and the general uncertainty all over Australia, the CLAANZ board has made the difficult decision to run the conference fully online in Australia. This means there will be no in person participation in any of our Australian nodes (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth). New Zealand remains happily COVID-free, and for our New Zealand conference attendees, there will be no change to current arrangements including in person participation options. For those who have registered to attend in person at one of the Australian nodes, and wish to be refunded the difference between the in person registration charge and the online registration charge, please contact us at and we will make the necessary arrangements. 

About the conference

CLAANZ is reinstating its annual conference on 5 August 2021. The main venue will be in Melbourne, but with virtual attendance in Australia, in-person attendance in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand. The theme is Government and the Sector broadly conceived and covers matters such as regulation, administrative law, tax, the government and charity boundary, outsourcing and political advocacy. The programme will be wide-ranging, covering: conceptual and normative boundaries between government and charity; innovation and risk in a regulatory environment; charity advocacy; charitable trusts and Indigenous economic development; recent developments in charity taxation; the burdens of compliance; and universities as charities. In addition, we are glad to support the launch of Associate Professor Ian Murray’s new book, Charity Law and Accumulation. Speakers will include Jennifer Batrouney AM QC from the Victorian Bar, Dr Catherine Brown from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Professor David Gilchrist from UWA, Simon Miller from Save the Children, Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM from QUT, Kate Davenport QC from the New Zealand bar and Anna Longley from the ACNC. 

Download the conference programme here.

CLAANZ are offering both in-person (in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand) and online only registrations for this year’s conference. The physical venues are generously being made available for the conference by Chapman Tripp (in Auckland and Wellington) and Parry Field (in Christchurch).  We are grateful for the generous support of Chapman Tripp and Parry Field in providing venues, technical support and catering for this event. See below for registration details.

CLAANZ acknowledges the generous and collegial contribution of Corrs Chambers Westgarth in offering their office space and technical and catering support to facilitate in person attendance for Australian attendees. CLAANZ remains deeply grateful for that support even though we are sadly no longer in a position to take it up. We look forward to our continued relationship with Corrs in the months ahead.

The CLAANZ conference will be followed by the ACNC Regulator day on 6 August.  Please find further details below. 

Register now

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Conference fees quoted below include GST. A Tax Invoice (as confirmation of registration) will be emailed to the address quoted in the registration.

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Register for in-person attendance (in New Zealand):

2021 Conference (in-person)
2021 Conference (in-person) - members/speakers/students/in-house charity lawyers/ACNC

Register for online attendance:

2021 Conference (online)
2021 Conference (online) - members/speakers/students/in-house charity lawyers/ACNC

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2021 ACNC Regulators Day - 6 August 2021

The 2021 ACNC Regulators Day will focus on the role of regulators in supporting the sector to remain robust and resilient.

Update 21 July 2021
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Australia, the event will now be held solely online. To register for the virtual event, please register your attendance here