First Annual Gold Coast Not for Profits and Charities Regulatory Conference
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018

Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast

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Our annual not for profits and charities regulatory conference (held in May in Melbourne every year) draws senior executives and advisors from the charities and NFP sector from across the country. It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating this event on the Gold Coast in November 2018 for all those who couldn’t get to Melbourne.

The legal and regulatory challenges facing the NFP and charity sector continue to grow. This conference examines the raft of issues facing the sector, including corporate governance, DGR reforms and child safety in a post-Royal Commission landscape.

Thursday 15 November 2018

Governance and Risk Management

  • Driving Culture from the Top: The Board’s Role in Setting the Right Culture
  • Directors’ Duties and Liabilities: Navigating the Rocky Road Ahead
  • Reporting and Regulatory Compliance Update from the ACNC

Workplace and Structuring Issues

  • Mergers, Collaborations and Strategic Alliances: When Teaming Up Makes Good Sense
  • Straying Outside the Lines of Charitable Purpose
  • The Perils and Perks of the Casual Workforce

Friday 16 November 2018

Contemporary Challenges Facing the Sector

  • Keynote Address from the ACNC Commissioner
  • Child Protection in a Post Royal Commission Environment
  • NFPs and the Online Environment

Tax and Accounting Issues

  • DGR Status and the NFP Sector: Making Sense of the Reforms
  • The New Accounting Standards for NFPs: The Clock is Ticking Down

Hon. Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission, Melbourne

Melville Yates, Director, Reporting and Red Tape Reduction, Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission, Melbourne

Stephen Cullen, Consultant, Board Matters, Brisbane

Elizabeth Shalders, Senior Associate, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, Melbourne

Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers, Sydney

Andrew Lind, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Mark Fowler, Partner, Prolegis Lawyers, North Sydney

Denise O’Reilly, O’Reilly Workplace Law, Burleigh Heads, Qld

Libby Klein, Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers, Melbourne

Skye Rose, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic

Belinda Marsh, Senior Associate, Makinson d’Apice Lawyers, Sydney

Dr Matthew Turnour, Chairman, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane

Nathan Rieck, Solicitor, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane

Rod Shanley, Partner, Pitcher Partners, Sydney


74% of respondents were very satisfied with the conference and 26% were quite satisfied, yielding an overall result for the event of 4.7 out of 5, an exceptional score.  In addition, over 70% of respondents would definitely recommend the event to others, another very pleasing result.

  • I found this year's & last year's conference very interesting, relevant & engaging.  Given the current & recent challenges in my role & the relevance of material covered, I would recommend the conference to colleagues for the same reasons.
  • Excellent speakers, great papers/resources, broad range of relevant topics with immediate practical relevance to day to day practice.
  • Calibre of the speakers was sound.  Business papers were prepared with relevance for audience.  High quality speakers and materials.
  • I normally expect 2 - 3 take home points.  During this conference I have more 7 - 10 take home points.
  • Relevant up-to-date subject matter; qualified presenters, quality venue - Thank You!
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Product Code: GMFNOV18
 Price:   $2,145.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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