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Govt Safety Authority Denies Media Reports on New Laws Affecting Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  Safe Work Australia, the government authority managing the implementation of the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, has expressed concern over recent reports on the new laws…

Legal Project Funding up for Grabs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th December 2011 -  The Victorian Law Foundation is calling on organisations with a great legal project to start planning their grant application. Victoria Law Foundation awards $500,000 in grants

Justice Award for Aboriginal Legal Service Staffer

Staff Reporter, Friday, 28th October 2011 -  John McKenzie, Chief Legal Officer of Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has been awarded the Law and Justice Foundation Justice Medal. McKenzie won the award for his outstanding…

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Lack of NFP “Harmonisation“ Intolerable – Fitzgerald

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th May 2011 -  Charities Inquiry Productivity Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald says it is almost intolerable that three years on from the commencement of the Not for Profit reform process there…

Aid/Watch Decision Must be Enshrined in Tax Law

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th April 2011 -  The final report of the Charity Law Reform Project, by Changemakers Australia says the High Court decision on Aid/Watch changes the conventional view that “political”…

NFP Demand for Pro Bono Advice Far Exceeds Supply: Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th December 2010 -  Australian law firms are receiving more requests for pro bono legal advice than they can provide, according to a national survey. The Report on the National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey

Pro Bono Legal Support for Indigenous NFPs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 -  A new legal support service will provide pro-bono legal advice for Not for Profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations. LawHelp will give corporations registered…

Australian Charity Law Association Conference

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 -  A charity law conference keynote speaker, Justice Peter Young of the NSW Court of Appeal has called on charities to improve their communication with donors, particularly regarding…

US Pro Bono Legal Work Steady

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st June 2010 -   
The pro bono efforts of major US law firms held steady in 2009 despite the continued pressures of the economic downturn, according to the Pro Bono Institute’s 2009 Law
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