About Us

The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand’s (CLAANZ’s) purposes are to advance the education of its members and the public in charity law and to improve the administration of charities by contributing to the development of reform and improvement of charity law. CLAANZ was originally established as the Australian Charity Law Association in 2009 in response to the emerging need for quality, accountable, charity-related legal services in Australia. The Association changed its name on 27 August 2015 to better reflect the engagement, since our establishment, of Australian and New Zealand colleagues in addressing legal issues in the charity and NFP sector in both countries. The Association is registered as a charity with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The current Board members of CLAANZ are: Associate Professor Ian Murray (The University of Western Australia) (Chair); Sari Baird (General Counsel, Oxfam); Sue Barker (Director, Sue Barker Charities Law, New Zealand); Jennifer Batrouney AM QC (List A Barristers, Melbourne); Seak-King Huang (Founding Partner, Milner + Huang, Melbourne); Claire Carton (Founding Director, Griffin Legal); Dr Natalie Silver (University of Sydney Law School).

How you can get involved

  • Become a member: Membership is open to anyone with an interest in charity law. Benefits of membership include receiving information about relevant events and legislative changes, and discounted fees for seminars and conferences. Members can also participate in website forums or contribute to the blog. Applications for Membership can be accessed here.
  • Give us a hand: Assist with the organisation of or participate in meetings, seminars and conferences relating to charity and NFP law issues either as a presenter or an attendee.

For any questions, contact the Administrator: admin@claanz.org.au

Donate to our cause!

Support CLAANZ's work in the charity law and NFP sector, consider donating to CLAANZ.