Second Annual Law of Religious Institutions Conference Online

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Delivered in 4 parts over 4 half days

8, 9, 15 & 16 September 2020

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Religious institutions face a raft of legal and regulatory challenges, particularly during these uncertain times. Following from the success of our inaugural Religious Institutions conference in 2019, this year’s conference examines the key issues facing religious institutions, from dispute resolution in faith based organisations, to navigating the ever-evolving employment law landscape. It also examines key safety and liability issues, including current issues in civil law claims for historical sexual abuse, as well as legal and risk issues in crisis management.

All delegates registering for the online conference will receive recordings of all of the sessions post-conference to view at your leisure.

Our annual two day conference delivered online in four parts over four half days.

Part 1: Governance and Compliance

Tuesday 8 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • All on Board: Characteristics of Well Performing Boards in Religious Institutions

  • The Wisdom of Solomon: Dispute Resolution in Faith Based Organisations

  • The Long Reach of the Law: External Conduct Standards, Religious Organisations and Overseas Activity

Part 2: Managing Risk in Religious Institutions

Wednesday 9 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Risky Business: Managing Risk in a Non-Traditional Environment

  • When Do You Need to Know? Allowable Disclosures under the Privacy Act

  • A Safe Pair of Hands: Is Your Religious Institution Meeting Its Obligations?

Part 3: Employment Law Issues Affecting Religious Institutions

Tuesday 15 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Religious Institutions as Employers: Navigating the Changing Employment Landscape

  • Optimising Your Volunteer Workforce

  • Staff Employment and Religious Freedoms

Part 4: Safety, Liability and Crisis Management

Wednesday 16 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Current Issues in Civil Law Claims for Historical Sexual Abuse

  • Dealing with Abuse Claims: The Investigation Process from Go to Woe

  • Mea Culpa: Legal and Risk Issues in Crisis Management


Libby Klein, Director, Social Impact, Melbourne

Rebecca Lambert-Smith, Team Leader, Moores, Melbourne

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

Chris Mills, Associate, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane

Nina Flewell-Smith, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Mark Fowler, Principal, Fowler Charity Law, Sydney

Harold Downes, Safety, Employment & IR Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers, Brisbane

Leah Mooney, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Brisbane

Catherine Brooks, Consultant, Law Squared, Melbourne

Robert Goot AO SC, Barrister,  State Chambers, Sydney

Adam Foster, Senior Associate, Macpherson Kelley, Melbourne

Adrian Barwick, Director, WilliamsonBarwick, Sydney

David Ford, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea, Sydney

Philip Battye, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Melbourne

Luke Geary, Partner – Not For Profit, Mills Oakley Lawyers, Brisbane

Amanda Ryding, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney

Tracey Cain, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Public Affairs

Cathy Lyndon, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Brisbane

  • I just wanted to congratulate you and your team on an excellent conference, in fact one of the best I’ve ever attended.The quality and varied content of the papers and speakers were all of a consistently high standard.

  • Covered current areas of concern with relevant and up to date information.Great to have faith based speakers in the legal governance & HR areas.

  • The content was pitched at both lawyers and non-lawyers.Very relevant to those of us working in religious organisations.

  • Good quality speakers used comprehensive content, sticking to time & material available which is detailed & helpful, content is specific and to the point.


Multiple registration discount?

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this conference the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration

  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration

  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To access this discount simply use the multiple registration option on our website. You can complete all of the registrations in one action and the discount will automatically be applied.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference & Event Manager, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 8601 7729 or email: [email protected]

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