Fifth Annual Not for Profits and Charities Regulatory Conference
Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May 2017
The Langham, Melbourne
The legal and regulatory challenges facing the not for profit sector have never been greater. Charities are amalgamating, fundraising regulations are under scrutiny and new forms of investment are starting to emerge. This conference examines the raft of issues facing the sector, including corporate governance, social benefit bonds and cyber risks.
Thursday 11 May 2017
Day 1 Chair: Biljana Apostolova, Partner, Gadens, Melbourne
Governance and Regulation
Corporate Governance: Best Practice in the NFP Space - Sonya Beyers, Director, Governance by Design, Brisbane
Trustee and Directors’ Duties: Ensuring Compliance 24/7 - Matthew Turnour, Chairman, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane
Legal Risks and Regulatory Issues in Managing Volunteers - Alison Baker, Partner, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne
Update from the ACNC: Reporting and Regulatory Compliance - Murray Baird, Assistant Commissioner General Counsel, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Structuring and Restructuring Charities and Not for Profits
Risk and Liability with Charities Organised as Unincorporated Associations - Bill d’Apice, Partner, Makinson d’Apice Lawyers, Sydney
The Urge to Merge: The Changing Face of NFPs - Anne Robinson, Principal, Prolegis Lawyers, Sydney & Melbourne
Hybrid Structures for Social Enterprises - John Wardlaw, Partner, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, Melbourne
Friday 12 May 2017
Day 2 Chair: Libby Klein, Principal, Social Impact Legal, Melbourne
Current Challenges for Not for Profits
Fundraising Regulation: Compliance in a Changing Landscape - Andrew Lind, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane
Social Benefit Bonds and Social Impact Investing - Anne Robinson, Principal, Prolegis Lawyers, Sydney & Melbourne
Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse: Law Reform Update - Catherine Brooks, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn (Vic.)
Managing Cyber Risk: Teflon Coating Your Organisation - Leah Mooney, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Brisbane
Regulation, Accounting and Tax
The NFP Audit and Accounting Essentials - Aletta Boshoff, IFRS Advisory Partner, BDO, Melbourne
Public Benevolent Institutions: Defining the Boundaries - Frank Hinoporos, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Melbourne
Feedback from last year’s conference
One of the best conferences I have ever attended - no weak parts, all speakers were top quality and topics were fantastic. Well done!
I found the conference fast paced, relevant and highly useful. I am grateful for the quality resources and networks.
I was impressed with the efficient way the conference was run - the timeframe of presentations and keeping to that - the quality of the material - access to papers and powerpoints - the relevance of the topics. Thankyou for a worthwhile couple of days.
I appreciate the insight into the sector as a whole, incl. thoughts about where things might lead in the future. And the availability of speakers to chat through questions etc.
Correct topics and appropriate level of depth and discussion. Great to have ACNC participation.