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Mapping Out Health Justice Partnerships Identifies Gaps

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The first set of comprehensive data showing the growing number of health justice partnerships, will help to “identify the gaps” and assist some of society’s most vulnerable, an expert

Opinion

A Dose of Reason, Perspective and Clarity

Mark Fowler, Friday, 3rd August 2018 -  Mark Fowler, a partner at Prolegis Lawyers, makes the case against reform in the debate around charity advocacy. There has been a lot of recent interest in the Australian Charities

When Charities Need to Break the Law

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Occasionally charities need to break the law in order to meet their moral obligations, but it’s a minefield to manage, charity experts have said. Ethical decision making in the boardroom

Free Legal Help Now Available for Every Charity

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 3rd March 2016 -  All of Australia’s 600,000 charities and Not for Profits can now access free legal advice, following the national launch of a new information hub. Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit…

Aussie Law Firm Reaches Pro Bono Milestone

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th July 2015 -  Australian Law firm Clayton Utz has reached a milestone of 500,000 hours of pro bono legal, becoming the first firm outside of the USA to do so. Clayton Utz has marked the achievement…

QLD NFP Calls for Human Rights Act

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Not for Profit advocacy group, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated has called on the new Palaszczuk Government to urgently introduce a Human Rights Act in Queensland to redress…

Justice Gap Growing – Productivity Commission Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 6th January 2015 -  More than $200 million a year is needed to narrow Australia’s growing justice gap for people facing disadvantage, the Productivity Commission has said in its final Access…

Policies Around Community Safety Needed

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  One hundred days out from a Victorian State election, Jesuit Social Services has called on both major political parties in Victoria to forgo what the Not for Profit organisation says…

ACNC Approach to Governance Under Scrutiny

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 3rd July 2014 -  A lawyer that specialises in Not for Profit and charity law has questioned the role and approach of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to governance issues…

Call for Disability Justice Strategy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th February 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has called on all States and Territories to introduce a disability justice strategy after a new report finds people with disability are not…

Changemaker

On the Right Side of the Law

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd December 2013 -  The passion to fight injustice has been close to the heart of lawyer Fiona McLeay from a very young age. Now McLeay is the Chief Executive Officer of Justice Connect, a pro bono legal

Be Proactive to Protect Information: Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd September 2013 -  A new Australian analysis underscores the importance of employers taking practical and legal steps to prevent current or former employees from misusing their confidential information.…
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