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Not-for-profit Law's monthly email Updates keep you informed with the latest news on training opportunities, policy and law reform developments, online legal information resources and other issues affecting charities and not-for-profits in Australia. Click here to subscribe. You can also access past e-newsletters below.

2018

Not-for-profit Law Update - August

  • ACNC review panel report
  • #FixFundraising campaign
  • Webinars: Privacy Law, Screening Checks and Auspicing
  • New and updated resources: Members' Rights and Raffles and Trade Promotions
  • Plans ro remove special purpose financial statements

Not-for-profit Law Update - July

  • Make a submission to the Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century
  • New guides to help you run your CLG organisation
  • Webinars and training
  • Win for charities in ASIC fee exemption
  • Not-for-profit Law and the ATO

Not-for-profit Law Update - June

  • Charities should exhuast alternative dispute resolution before turning to legal action
  • Red tape reduction for Victorian incorporated association charities
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Upcoming webinars
  • Customised in-house training

Not-for-profit Law Update - May

  • Take our subscriber survey to improve our Update
  • Free resources on working with other not-for-profits
  • European Union General Data Protection Regulation 
  • Training: We come to you
  • Submission to ASIC's Cost Recovery Levy

Not-for-profit Law Update - April

  • New ASIC levies and fees to impact on charities
  • Charities and NFPs to be captured by proposed whistleblower laws
  • NFP Law provides supplementary submission to ACNC Review
  • Webinars on Getting Started, Volunteers and unlawful workplace behaviours, and Financial reporting
  • New and updated resources
  • New laws allow child abuse survivors to sue organisations

Not-for-profit Law Update - March

  • New Notifiable Data Breach scheme laws
  • Success story: Pearls Place gains DGR status
  • Social media webinar
  • Volunteers and unlawful workplace behaviour webinar
  • Religious charity exemption should be abolished

Not-for-profit Law Update - February

  • Former Supreme Court judge in RSL (NSW branch) investigation calls for uniform fundraising laws
  • Free legal health checks for Victorian community organisations
  • New fact sheet: Setting up a company limited by guarantee
  • NSW proposes cross-jurisdictional sharing of child protection information
  • Submission to the Religious Freedom Review

Not-for-profit Law Update - January 

  • Electoral Legislation Amendment
  • Beware of unsolicited trade mark invoices
  • Justice Connect welcomes new CEO
  • Upcoming webinars on Getting Started, Top Legal Issues for Board Members and Privacy Law
  • Updated legal information resources

2017

Not-for-profit Law Update - December 

  • Season's Greetings
  • Appointment of new ACNC Commissioner
  • Reforms to DGR administration
  • Guidance on the application of the Australian Consumer Law to not-for-profits
  • Recent case law 

Not-for-profit Law Update - November 

  • Charity reporting an uneven playing field
  • WA government considers red-tape reduction meaures
  • Privacy law webinar
  • Financial reporting webinar
  • New and updated resources on safety and risk

Not-for-profit Law Update - October

  • Can board members be paid?
  • Have your say on how the Australian Consumer Law applies to fundraising
  • Online crowdfunding guidance in WA
  • Webinar: Financial Reporting
  • Webinar: Privacy Law
  • New and updated resources
  • Case law: Not-for-profit childcare founder in serious breach of legal duties

Not-for-profit Law Update - September 

  • Have your say on designing a new social enterprise legal structure
  • Celebrate 25 years of Justice Connect 
  • Not-for-profit Law's new look website
  • Governance webinar
  • Financial reporting webinar
  • New and updated legal information resources
  • NSW court clarifies characteristics of unincorporated groups
  • #fixfundraising update

Not-for-profit Law Update - August

  • New social enterprise structure
  • Social enterprise structures webinar
  • Master committee and member meetings webinar
  • New and updated legal information resources
  • DGR Reform Opportunities Discussion Paper
  • ATO advice on Common Reporting Standard

Not-for-profit Law Update - July

  • New resources for NSW incorporated associations
  • #fixfundraising campaign pushes on
  • Webinar: Getting started
  • Webinar: Social enterprise structures
  • New family violence information sharing laws
  • Victorian WWC Check changes begin soon

Not-for-profit Law Update - June

  • New Tax App
  • ACNC to have new Commissioner in 2017
  • NFP Law Masterclass
  • Webinar: Working with volunteers - key legal issues
  • Free seminars in NSW
  • Queensland and ACT law reform

Not-for-profit Law Update - May

  • Client story - Welcome to Eltham
  • Crowd-sourced equity funding to extend to proprietary companies
  • Free event for finance leaders of not-for-profits
  • Webinar: Social media 
  • Webinar: Safety, risk management and insurance

Not-for-profit Law Update - April

  • ATO lawyer joins NFP Law on secondment
  • Legal Help Gateway
  • Webinar: Legal issues in managing volunteers
  • Webinar: Privacy
  • ACT cuts red tape

Not-for-profit Law Update - March

  • Belle Gibson case confirms application of consumer law to fundraising
  • ACNC sets focus for next two years
  • Webinar: Sub-contracts
  • Webinar: Getting Started
  • Seminar: Legal issues in managing volunteers
  • New Working with Children Checks laws in Victoria

Not-for-profit Law Update - February

  • #fixfundraising campaign
  • Webinar: Top legal issues for board members
  • Webinar: Sub-contracts and other models for not-for-profits
  • Customised in-house training
  • New data breach notification laws
  • Social impact investing

Not-for-profit Law Update - January

  • A new year, a new look NFP Law team
  • Webinar: Auspicing
  • Webinar: Getting Started
  • ACNC clarifies meaning of PBI
  • Australian Accounting Standards Board

2016

Not-for-profit Law Update - December

Not-for-profit Law Update - November

Not-for-profit Law Update - October

Not-for-profit Law Update - September

Not-for-profit Law Update - August

Not-for-profit Law Update - July

Not-for-profit Law Update - June

Not-for-profit Law Update - May

Not-for-profit Law Update - April

Not-for-profit Law Update - March