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A fair and just go for all

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  Nicky Friedman is not your average lawyer. As the director of community engagement and the head of pro bono law at global law firm Allens, she’s using her expertise and passion for social

Legal NFP powerhouses unite for global impact

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 14th November 2019 -  NFP collaboration to see pro bono lawyers connected to the vulnerable  The number of hours pro bono lawyers are working globally could double over the next five years thanks to a new

Volunteering gets half a million dollar funding boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  The volunteering sector has received a pre-election funding gift from the federal government worth almost $500,000. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher announced half a million

Volunteers Speak Out on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Australian volunteers are feeling unprotected at work because of gaps in the law that leave them vulnerable to sexual harassment, a workplace survey has found. Results from Volunteering

One Size Does Not Fit All – Legal Structures For NFPs

Contributor, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  With Philanthropy Australia recently updating its governance structure, Justice Connect lawyer Jacob Wood outlines the key differences to consider when choosing between an incorporated

Charities Call to Protect Volunteers Against Sexual Harassment

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Charities are campaigning to fix gaps in Australian workplace laws that are leaving volunteers vulnerable to sexual harassment.
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ACNC Website Gets a Revamp

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  The updated Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website is being met with positive feedback from the sector, after a four day website closure to fix speed and accessibility

New Deal Sees Red Tape Cut For NSW Charities

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  The red tape burden for charities in New South Wales is set to be slashed, with an agreement between the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and NSW Fair Trading

Accounting Changes Raise Red Tape Concerns for Charities

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  It is feared the proposed removal of special purpose financial statements (SPFS) by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) will cause a “massive burden” for smaller charities.

Charities Urged to Voice Concerns About Fundraising Red Tape

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  Charities need to take a stand in making submissions to a Senate fundraising inquiry, uniting behind solutions to offload red-tape burdens, social sector voices say.  Community

Social Enterprises Included in New Pro Bono Legal Target

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th July 2018 -  A national target for pro bono legal services is now including work undertaken for social enterprises, reflecting significant growth in this area of pro bono legal practice.   

Charities Secure ASIC Exemption

Wendy Williams, Monday, 2nd July 2018 -  Charities have secured an exemption from paying the new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) levy, ensuring fee-free regulation for all charities. It was announced
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