2020 New Zealand CLAANZ Conference 

Charity Law, Accounting and Regulation 

Conference 2020: Responding to COVID-19 – 

how might we #buildbackbetter?

Wednesday 4th November 2020

The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ), in collaboration with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and with support from The Department of Internal Affairs - Charities Services Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai

Welcome to the 2020 Charity Law, Accounting, and Regulation Conference, the third annual conference which brings together perspectives from professionals, charities, and government on key issues relating to the charities sector.
This online half day conference was developed in response to the global pandemic, to focus on issues relating to COVID-19 and its impact. Does the extraordinary set of circumstances presented by the recent events provide us with an opportunity to build back better? If so, how might we do that? The last few months have brought about an increased awareness of the importance and value of the charitable sector. In some respects, the pandemic has brought to the surface a lot of questions and issues that were already there. The 2020 Charity Law, Accounting, and Regulation Conference investigated these and other related issues, and provided an opportunity to hear differing perspectives from across different professions and disciplines. He waka eke noa: we’re all in this together.

The conference programme (including links to recordings) can be viewed here.

Transcript of the speech made by the Hon Justice Stephen Kós (President, Court of Appeal of New Zealand) Murky Waters, Muddled Thinking: Charities and Politics, can be viewed on the Courts of New Zealand website.