New Charity data tool
Inner North Foundation has launched a new charity data tool. The tool
data across the ACNC Annual Information Statement and matches it with the
ATO DGR1 text tables, with ABNs as a link between the two data sets. The tool
displays data via three different tabs: Assets, Charity list, Financials. Inner North
created the tool to understand the local charity area, match donors to local groups
and engage in conversations with MPs/government. The tool can be accessed here.
Case note prepared by CLAANZ member
CLAANZ member Kim Weinert recently prepared a case note that
examines the expansion of charitable purposes and the
public benefit test for Aboriginal trusts in the decision of GEAT v
Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu & Ors [No 2]  NTAC 04. Read it here.
Family First of New Zealand v
Call for Papers - Third Sector ReviewSpecial 2021(1) Issue of Third Sector Review on
Recent times have witnessed a series of profound crises: health and
economic (COVID-19), social (mosque shootings in New Zealand and
Black lives matter protests) and environmental (Australian bushfires).
These crises are causing material disruption to the way that charities raise
revenue and carry out their activities. This poses both challenges and
opportunities for funders, charities and regulators. How have giving patterns
changed in response? Is there a need for greater consumer protection for
emotive crowd-funding responses to severe crises? How should managers
of charities deal with the financial uncertainty and change?
Articles examining charities and crises – broadly conceived as set out
above - are welcomed from different disciplinary perspectives including
law, psychology, history, business and political science.
Find out more here.
Charting the Future: A framework for
thinking about change
Executive Summary: Covid-19 has hit many organisations hard. Post covid will
see many challenges, including for funding that charitable groups, NGO's, NFP's
and other community groups need in order to survive. They play a vital role in
our society. This paper by Craig Fisher and Steven Moe looks at those issues
and explores possible solutions. Taking inspiration from the quote above about
exploration and charting new territory, the purpose of the "Thought and Action
Paper" is to apply critical thinking about what the questions are that we need to
be asking at this time. In the paper we outline 7 critical questions that we think
Boards and leaders need to be considering when they are 'charting the future'
and looking to the new environment we find ourselves in. While the paper has a
focus on Charities, Community Groups and Not for Profits, the challenges will
be equally applicable to other organisations. The paper ends positively by
considering where the opportunities may lie.
Professor Matthew Harding delivers
18th Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished
Visitor Lecture on Charity and Law
CLAANZ Chair, Professor Matthew Harding delivered the 18th Kwa Geok Choo
Distinguished Visitor Lecture on 16 January 2020 to a full house at the Moot
Court at the National University of Singapore. The lecture was titled "Charity
and Law: Past, Present and Future". Find out more here
2019 International Research Fellowship
awarded to CLAANZ Director
John Emerson AM Oration
New NFPs UWA Report: Regulation of the
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. Further information about NFPs UWA is available here.
Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated
New Zealand Incorporated (“Greenpeace”) does not meet the legal requirements
to be registered as a charity.
Regulating Charities - the Inside Story
Edited by Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Bob Wyatt
was launched by Anne Robinson AM on 21 June 2017.
Click here to access Anne's launch address.
Link to purchase a copy of Regulating Charities - the Inside Story.