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Charities & Not-For-Profits Law in Australia

Netball NSW 2012 Conference

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Kylie Maxwell presenting at the Netball NSW 2012 ConferenceSummary – Makinson & d’Apice Lawyers presented at the 4th Biennial Netball NSW Conference.

On the sunny morning of Saturday, 25 February 2012, Kylie Maxwell and I gave presentations to attendees of the 4th Biennial Netball NSW Conference at Sydney Olympic Park.  The Conference was organised by Netball NSW and we were honoured to have been invited to give a talk about various legal issues relevant to organisers, administrators and co-ordinators of netball and other sports associations and organisations across NSW.

Kylie’s presentation revolved around risk management and reporting requirements for charities and Not-For-Profit organisations.  My presentation was on fundraising in NSW and the laws and regulations associated with fundraising licences.  We both touched upon the anticipated launch of the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

The turn-out of attendees was positive, and from the number and types of questions we received, it was clear that many administrators and co-ordinators of sporting organisations present at our talk were knowledgeable and up-to-date with current issues that affect charities and Not-For-Profits.  We did our best to address the questions raised even though many of the details are still to be worked out by the Government.

Overall, Kylie and I enjoyed the opportunity to present to those attending the Conference and we hope we were able to identify some of the relevant issues that affect charities and Not-For-Profit organisations.  Once again, many thanks for Netball NSW for inviting us to the Conference!