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Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform…

Charities Send Govt Message to #FixFundraising

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Australia’s charity fundraising regulations “are a mess” costing the sector tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity, according to an open letter presented to the prime…

Consumer Law Review to Deliver Final Report as Sector Polled on Fundraising Reform

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 29th March 2017 -  State and federal consumer affairs ministers are expected to receive the final report of the long awaited inquiry into Australian consumer law (ACL) on Friday – including recommendations…

Court Rules on Belle Gibson Charity Deception

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  The Federal Court has found self-proclaimed fundraiser and fake cancer survivor Belle Gibson guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to claims about her charitable…

Asylum Seeker Funding Appeal Reaches Target in Record Time

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has raised $400,000 in just five days of a 14-day fundraising campaign to pay human rights lawyers to provide legal support for more than 1,000…

Time to #FixFundraising

Tania Burstin, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  It’s time for government to take fundraising reform seriously, writes Tania Burstin the founder of crowdfunding organisation, mycause, who is urging the not-for-profit sector

NFP Coalition Calls for Urgent Fundraising Law Reform

Lina Caneva, Monday, 19th September 2016 -  The current state of fundraising regulation in Australia is inconsistent, fragmented, outdated and rarely enforced and is in need of urgent major reform, according to a coalition…

NFP Legal Service Receives $825,000 from NSW Government

Eisha Gupta , Wednesday, 27th April 2016 -  Not for Profit clearing house Justice Connect has received a funding injection from the NSW government worth $825,000 over three years for their Not-for-profit Law program. The

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…

Changemaker

A Lawyer’s Vision

Lina Caneva, Monday, 17th August 2015 -  An expert in Not for Profit law and a passion in sharing her knowledge with others has made Sue Woodward integral to the Australian social sector. Woodward is this week’s Changemaker.…

Law Enforcement No Solution to Homelessness – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th August 2014 -  Law enforcement is not the way to respond to public space issues and homelessness, says a recently released report out of Justice Connect’s Homeless Law program. The report…

Free Legal Service for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th July 2014 -  A free online service has been created to help charities and Not for Profits in NSW and Victoria get support to navigate through the legal landscape as the sector faces major changes…
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