CLAANZ Conference 2022: 

Charity Law Regulation in Australia and New Zealand - 10 Years On



29 July 2022 – Melbourne and online

 

About the conference

CLAANZ held its annual conference on 29 July 2022. The conference was hosted in Melbourne by Arnold Bloch Leibler,  who also generously provided the technical support to hold the event online. The theme of the conference was 'Charity Regulation in Australia and New Zealand: 10 Years On' which covered a fantastic range of topics by some of Australia and New Zealand's leading charity law experts.

Download the conference programme here.

Charity Regulation in Australia and New Zealand:
10 Years On



   

Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome 

Speaker: Peter Seidel, Arnold Bloch Leibler

 

Opening remarks

Speaker: Associate Professor Ian Murray, CLAANZ Chair 

 

First Peoples and Charity Law

Speakers: 
  • Monica Morgan, CEO, Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation
  • Mihiarangi Pirippi, Managing Director, Whaia Legal
  • Bridgid Cowling, Special Counsel, Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Chair: Sari Baird
 

Charity Regulation in Australia - 10 Years On

Speaker:
  • Minister Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury   


Reflections on Past and Future of Regulation for the Sector: An administrator's perspective and sector perspectives

Speakers: 
  • Anna Longley, Assistant Commissioner, ACNC
  • Krystian Seibert, Industry Fellow, Swinburne University
  • Sue Barker, Director, Sue Barker Charities Law
  • Chair: Associate Professor Ian Murray
   

Change and Charity Law: How well does the conceptual architecture of the law of charity respond to social, economic and cultural change - and how might it be changed to better respond?

Speakers: 
  • Seak-King Huang, Partner, Milner + Huang
  • Marla Cowen, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Joanna Austin, Director of Legal, ACNC
  • Chair: Sue Barker 


Challenges in the Exercise of Charity Regulation Administrative Discretions

Speakers: 
  • Jennifer Beard, Associate Professor, Melbourne University
  • Angela Lee, Victorian Bar
  • Anna Longley, Assistant Commissioner, ACNC
  • Chair: Professor Matthew Harding
 

RATO and NFP Regulation: The ATO self-assessment project on Div 

Speakers: 
  • Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM, Emeritus Professor, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Matthew Turnour, Director and Chairman, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers
  • Dr Natalie Silver, Senior Lecturer, Sydney University 
  • Chair: Claire Carton
 

Governance I: Conflicts of Interest & Governance after Establishing a Charity

Speakers: 
  • Rosemary Langford, Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Bhavesh Narsey, Partner, Grant Thornton
  • Harriet Warlow-Shill, Managing Partner, Warlows Legal
  • Chair: Dr Natalie Silver 


 

Governance II: Cultural Change, Compliance Burden and Effective Pursuit of Purpose

Speakers: 
  • Brooke Dellavedova, Interim General Counsel, Greenpeace
  • Angela Fimmano, Head of Legal, Mission Australia
  • Caitlin Edwards, Special Counsel, Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Chair: Murray Baird
 

Acknowledgments and closing remarks

Speaker: Associate Professor Ian Murray