Entries by Alice Husband

Update on proposed political advocacy laws

Last year we wrote about the government’s proposed changes to political advocacy laws in the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. Over 200 submissions were received by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. These submissions raised a number of serious concerns with the Bill, including the potential chilling effect it […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Five year review of the ACNC

  Five year review of the ACNC Last year the ACNC celebrated its five year anniversary. After surviving a rocky start and calls for its abolition in 2014, the ACNC has gone on to become a trusted regulator in the charity and not-for-profit sector. The legislation that established the ACNC in 2012 included a requirement […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Strict new laws to scrutinise advocacy by charities

Controversial new political advocacy laws have been proposed by the federal government in the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. New political actors The Bill, introduced late last week, proposes changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act, which currently regulates funding and donations to registered political parties and candidates. It proposes to […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Charities win some, lose some with new DGR reforms

The government’s announcement this week that it will be introducing reforms in relation to deductible gift recipients (DGRs) has come as a relief to many charities but is causing concern for others in relation to its proposed restrictions on political advocacy. DGRs to become charities The government has proposed to register all non-government DGRs as […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Consumer directions, workplace reflections

Reflection 2 | Engaging with disruption In this series of articles we look at the workforce implications of consumer directed care, and the unique challenges facing not-for-profits in the aged care and disability care sectors in meeting the competing demands of a person centred philosophy and market based service delivery model. With the rollout of […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Consumer directions, workplace reflections

Reflection 1: sham contracting In this series of articles, we look at the workforce implications of consumer directed care, and the unique challenges facing not-for-profits in the aged care and disability care sectors in meeting the competing demands of a person centred philosophy and market based service delivery model. Our first reflection is on independent […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

Charity comes under fire for political advocacy

The ACNC’s recent announcement that it has revoked the charity status of Catch The Fire Ministries serves as a reminder that there are rules about the kinds of advocacy that a charity may legally engage in, and consequences for charities that break them. Statements from the ACNC and Catch The Fire’s leader, Danial Nalliah, have […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.

When not-for-profits part ways

Not for profits are all too aware of the value of collaboration with other organisations. Collaboration, whether an amalgamation, alliance or consortium arrangement, can cultivate innovation, reduce inefficiencies and improve the long term sustainability of organisations in a cut throat funding environment. However, like any relationship, collaborative relationships don’t always work out. The reasons why […]

Alice Husband

Alice brings to CRH Law a passion for working with the not-for-profit sector, especially in relation to employment law and the complex legal and human issues that arise during the growth of successful community business organisations.