Nicole Shenfield

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Landmark reforms create new child sex abuse crimes

The Queensland parliament is considering a bill intended to provide justice for victims of sex abuse.  The legislation implements recommendations from the recent royal commission.  It is expected to be passed and come into effect in February 2020. The changes include fundamental changes to the criminal law.  Among those changes, responsibility [...]

2019-12-17T09:35:29+10:00December 12th, 2019|

Not-for-profit Breakfast 2019: How to make lamingtons

On 22 November 2019, we proudly held our annual Not-for-profit Breakfast.  This year, we were delighted to have the preeminent Murray Baird, former Assistant Commissioner for the ACNC, who spoke about income generation for charities in a world post the seminal High Court of Australia decision of Word Investments, which Murray lead with Jennifer Batrouney, [...]

2019-11-29T09:27:51+10:00November 29th, 2019|

Supporting “A Day for Jane” 2019

Robert Cunningham, Peter Dighton, Paul Paxton-Hall and Chris McCarthy Paxton-Hall Lawyers proudly supported A Day For Jane this year and participated in the charity golf day.  A Day For Jane aims to build support and awareness to youth suicide which is a leading cause of death in youth in Australia. Paul Paxton-Hall [...]

2019-11-29T09:10:01+10:00November 29th, 2019|

2019 Annual Not-for-profit Breakfast

Paxton-Hall Lawyers is delighted to announce that our guest speaker at this year's breakfast will be Mr Murray Baird, the former Assistance Commissioner, General Counsel, at the ACNC. Murray is going to be speaking to the topic: "How to make lamingtons: The Word Investments case and its impact upon Australian charities". The presentation is sure to [...]

2019-10-24T12:18:08+10:00October 24th, 2019|

Are you a volunteer, employee or something else?

Background Lynette Weiland[1] (Weiland) had a long association with SA Basketball. She played as a junior and then progressed to various roles in the organisation, including referee co-ordinator, referee coach, court supervisor and also the position of court table commissioner. Weiland was injured in a fall at the entrance to an [...]

2019-09-18T13:18:54+10:00September 18th, 2019|

Gift to a non-existent organisation

Situation Mr Niall died leaving a bequest in his will[1] to the 'Order of Selesians' in India for the purposes of work among the poor in India' No organisation by the title 'Order of Selesians' or 'Order of Selesians in India' existed in Australia or India. 'Selesians' appeared to be a [...]

2019-09-18T13:12:19+10:00September 18th, 2019|

FBT and religious practitioners

Religious institutions providing fringe benefits to religious practitioners are exempt from fringe benefits tax (FBT) under section 57 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA). Unlike some other FBT exemptions, the concession is not subject to a dollar cap and is a highly valued method of remunerating religious practitioners. [...]

2019-09-18T13:06:14+10:00September 18th, 2019|

The NDIS boundary between state health provision and disability

Introduction A review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal considered whether swallowing supports were part of the necessary supports provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for a severely disabled man who had difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or a responsibility of the State general health system. Issues Two eating plans involving thickened [...]

2019-06-27T09:00:49+10:00June 27th, 2019|

Human Rights legislation passed

On 27 February 2019 the Queensland Parliament passed the Human Rights Bill without amendment with an expected commencement on 1 January 2020. Many non-profit bodies receiving government funding for community services will come under the provisions for those funded services. Some community advocacy bodies will use the provisions to advocate for [...]

2019-06-27T08:41:09+10:00June 27th, 2019|

A Scottish case around liability for care

Introduction Turning Point Scotland (charity) operated a facility in Glasgow offering help and accommodation to homeless people with an addiction to alcohol. Francis Hughes suffered from severe alcoholism and died in their care within hours of admission. Facts Mr Hughes was assessed and offered a place in the charity's Crisis Residential [...]

2019-06-27T09:13:31+10:00June 27th, 2019|
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