No one logged in.
             
Shopping cart is empty.

CLAANZ Conference 2021: 

Government and the Sector


5 August 2021 – online in Australia, with in-person nodes in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand 


 

About the conference

CLAANZ reinstated its annual conference on 5 August 2021. The conference was hosted online for Australian audiences, and both online and in-person for audiences in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand. The theme of the conference was Government and the Sector, which covered matters such as regulation, administrative law, tax, the government and charity boundary, outsourcing and political advocacy. The programme offered a wide-ranging, covering: conceptual and normative boundaries between government and charity; innovation and risk in a regulatory environment; charity advocacy; charitable trusts and Indigenous economic development; recent developments in charity taxation; the burdens of compliance; and universities as charities. In addition, the book launch of Associate Professor Ian Murray’s new book, Charity Law and Accumulation was held during the conference. Speakers included Jennifer Batrouney AM QC from the Victorian Bar, Dr Catherine Brown from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Professor David Gilchrist from UWA, Simon Miller from Save the Children, Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM from QUT, Kate Davenport QC from the New Zealand bar and Assistant Commissioner Anna Longley from the ACNC. 

Download the conference programme here.

CLAANZ offered both in-person (in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand) and online only registrations for this year’s conference. The physical venues were generously made available by Chapman Tripp (in Auckland and Wellington) and Parry Field (in Christchurch).  We are grateful for the generous support of Chapman Tripp and Parry Field for providing venues, technical support and catering for this event. CLAANZ acknowledges the generous and collegial contribution of Corrs Chambers Westgarth in offering their office space and technical and catering support to facilitate in person attendance for Australian attendees, however due to COVID restrictions this could not occur. CLAANZ remains deeply grateful for that support even though we are sadly no longer in a position to take it up. We look forward to our continued relationship with Corrs in the months ahead.




Government and the sector


 

 
                      
 

 


Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome 

Speaker: Professor Matthew Harding, Chair, CLAANZ 










 
 
                      
 

 


Opening speech

Speaker: Anna Longley, Assistant Commissioner, ACNC












 
 

                      
 

 


Government and charity: conceptual and normative boundaries


Speakers: 
  • Marla Cowen, HSF
  • Professor Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne
  • Professor David Gilchrist, University of Western Australia
  • Chair: Murray Baird



 
 

                      
 

 


Innovation and risk in a regulatory environment

Speakers:
  • Dr Catherine Brown, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Simon Miller, Save the Children
  • Julianne Wilkin, Save the Children
  • Steph Szkilnik, Oxfam
  • Chair: Alice McDougall, HSF


 
 

                      
 

 


Charity advocacy


Speakers: 
  • Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, Victorian Bar
  • Dr Juliet Chevalier-Watts, Waikato University
  • Kate Davenport QC, New Zealand Bar
  • Chair: Professor Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne
Resources:



 
 

                      
 

 


Book launch, Charity Law and Accumulation by Ian Murray


Speakers: 
  • Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM, Queensland University of Technology
  • Associate Professor Ian Murray, University of Western Australia


 
 
         
             
 

 


Charitable trusts and Indigenous economic development


Speakers: 
  • Jamie Lowe, CEO, National Native Title Council
  • Belinda Burbidge, National Native Title Council
  • Chair: Associate Professor Ian Murray, University of Western Australia



 
 

                      
 

 


Recent developments in charity taxation


Speakers: 
  • Alice Kim, Ashurst
  • Geoffrey Mann, Ashurst
  • Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, Victorian Bar
  • Chair: Darren Fittler, Gilbert + Tobin
 
 
   

                  
 

 


The burdens of compliance


Speakers: 
  • Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Murray Wesson, University of Western Australia
  • Danielle Mawer, Bates Wells
  • Sue Barker, Sue Barker Charities
  • Associate Professor Ian Murray, University of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Rosemary Langford, University of Melbourne
  • James Bennett, ACNC
  • Chair: Seak-King Huang


 
 

                      
 

 


Universities as charities


Speakers: 
  • Dr Natalie Silver, University of Sydney
  • Katrina WilliamsUniversity of Sydney
  • Dr Mary Synge, Freelance researcher
  • Chair: Anne Robinson, Prolegis Lawyers
 
 

                      
 

 


Closing remarks


Speaker: Associate Professor Ian Murray, University of Western Australia