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2018 New Zealand CLAANZ Conference

The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Parry Field, hosted the Perspectives on Charities Law and Regulation in New Zealand conference in Wellington, New Zealand on 26 and 27 April 2018.

The conference was held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and focused on current topics of interest in fields of charity law and accounting.

The aims of the conference were to:

  • inform and educate on important topics for charities 
  • strengthen links, contacts and collaboration within the sector community; and
  • share lessons learnt and best practice that have worked for others, both within New Zealand and beyond.

This page will be updated shortly with videos and presentations from the conference. Click here to see a list speakers from the conference. 




Programme

DAY 1: Thursday 26 April 2018


Introduction

SESSION 1:
Who we are as a sector, why are we here and what do we hope to achieve? 
 

Panelists

  • Stewart Donaldson - Inland Revenue
  • Craig Fisher - RSM New Zealand
  • Matthew Harding - The University of Melbourne
  • Roger Holmes Miller - Charities Registration Board


SESSION 2
Are there too many charities in New Zealand?

Panelists:

  • Sue Barker - Sue Barker Charities Law
  • Jamie Cattell - Charities Services
  • Kate Russell - Fundraising Institure of New Zealand
  • Cheryl Spain - The Gift Trust
  • Dellwyn Stuart - Auckland Foundation
  • Steven Mow (moderator)

Measuring

SESSION 3 
Overview of new financial reporting standards implementation

Panelists:

  • Anthony Heffernan - XRB
  • Caroline White - Paralympics New Zealand
  • Ceri-Ann Ross - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Raewynne Jacobs - Foundation North
  • Robert Buchanan - NZ Audit and Assurance Standards Board
  • ​Julia Fletcher - Charities Services (​Moderator)


Defining

SESSION 4
Approaches to public benefit – different perspectives on social housing and charity

Panelists:

  • Andrew Butler- Russell McVeagh
  • Peter Gunn - Crown Law
  • Scott Figenshow - Community Housing Aotearoa
  • Professor Matthew Harding (Moderator) - The University of Melbourne

SESSION 5
Advocacy by charity

Panelists:
  • Adam Parachin - Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Western University (via webcast)
  • Andrew Phillips - Charities Services
  • Sue Barker - Sue Barker Charities Law
  • Professor Matthew Harding (Moderator) The University of Melbourne

SESSION 6
The interplay of judge-made and statute law

Panelists:
  • Jennifer Batrouney QC - Vice President of the Australian Bar Association
  • Professor Matthew Harding -  The University of Melbourne

Taxing

SESSION 7
Tax issues and charity

Panelists:
  • Andrew Babbage - Deloitte
  • Denham Martin - Lawyer
  • Stewart Donaldson - Inland Revenue
  • Jennifer Batrouney QC- Vice President of the Australian Bar Association (Moderator)

 

DAY 2: Friday 27 April 2018

Regulating

SESSION 8
 
How to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector

Panelists:
  • Oonagh Breen - Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law
  • Murray Baird - Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel at Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Stephen Reilly - Charities Services
  • Wayne Tukiri, RSM New Zealand (Moderator)

Funding & Social Enterprises

SESSION 9
Funding, social enterprise and the intersection with charities who operate businesses

Panelists:
  • David Woods - Whai Rawa Fund Limited
  • Levi Armstrong - Patu Aotearoa
  • Louise Aitken - Akina Foundation
  • Matt Dodd - Russell McVeagh
  • Michael Gousmett - Independent researcher and commentator on charities law
  • Steven Moe - Parry Field Lawyers (Moderator)
The Future

SESSION 10
Charity law and accounting in Te Ao Māori

Panelists:

  • Alex Wilson - Deloitte
  • Damian Stone - Kahui Legal
  • Simon Karipa - Charities Registration Board

View from the Bench - Justice Ellis


SESSION 11
The review of the Charities Act

Panelists:

  • Anthony Heffernan, XRB
  • David McLay - Barrister
  • Dr Mary Synge - Associate Professor in Law at the University of Exeter
  • Andrew Phillips - Charities Services (Moderator)

SESSION 12
Future challenges and opportunities

Panelists:

  • Craig Fisher (MC) - RSM New Zealand
  • Professor Matthew Harding - The University of Melbourne

Photo credit: Te Papa external view. Photograph by Michael Hall, ©Te Papa