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Five Legal Steps to Remunerating Not for Profit Directors

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  Angela Stackelbeck from Touchpoint Legal unpacks the five key legal steps that should be in place before remunerating not-for-profit directors. Many people question whether non-executive

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…

National Child Abuse Redress Scheme ‘Complicated’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is about to release its recommendations around a national redress scheme but has warned that…

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…

Legal Guide to NFP Mergers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th July 2015 -  A legal toolkit has been developed to assist charities and Not for Profit organisations in undertaking a merger. “Mergers can be very rewarding, but require significant time…

Blind Woman Sues ABC for Discrimination

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th July 2015 -  A blind woman in NSW is suing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for failing to provide audio description as part of its regular TV programming. Suzanne Hudson from coastal…

Community Legal Centre Funding Still Vulnerable

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th March 2015 -  Nearly 60 community legal centres across Australia face funding cuts commencing 1 July and ongoing funding uncertainty, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres…

Senate Inquiry Reports on Grandparent Carers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th October 2014 -  A Senate Committee report to Federal Parliament into grandparent carers has called for financial and legal support for the often-ignored grandparents raising grandchildren as…

Legal Support for Those Going It Alone

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  A new Federally funded program, which will support people representing themselves in Federal and Federal Circuit Courts in NSW, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania, is under construction…

Analysis

Social Enterprise Confusion

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -    Even an award winning and experienced, globetrotting social entrepreneur can find the the term ‘social enterprise’ confusing! Daniel Flynn, Co-Founder of Thankyou

Legal NFP Set to Deliver ‘Queensland First’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  A legal Not for Profit specialising in older people’s welfare will deliver a Queensland Government program providing free legal advice for residents of retirement villages…

No Compulsory Pro Bono Legal Work – PC report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th April 2014 -  A draft Productivity Commission report on Access to Justice Arrangements has indicated that that it does not consider ‘compulsion’ as an appropriate means of bolstering…
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