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Contracts and COVID-19: does your force majeure clause cover it?

Many commercial contracts these days will contain a force majeure clause.  A force majeure clause operates to suspend an affected party's obligations under a contract if certain unforeseen and uncontrollable events occur (such as an act of god, war, civil commotion etc) that make it difficult or impossible for a party [...]

2020-03-16T09:40:03+10:00March 16th, 2020|

Government’s response to ACNC legislation review

Background In accordance with the requirements of the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits Commission Act (Act), the Act was reviewed by a government appointed panel in early 2018. In May 2018 the review panel delivered its review to the responsible Minister and that review was tabled in the federal Parliament in August [...]

2020-03-16T09:34:51+10:00March 16th, 2020|

Parliamentary Committee reports on public submissions to Associations Incorporation Bill 2019 – no change

Background In our December 2019 bulletin we reported on the draft Associations Incorporation & Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (AIA Reform Bill) which was introduced into the State Parliament in November 2019. A tight timeline for public submissions was specified.  There were 5 submissions, including a detailed submission prepared by the [...]

2020-03-16T09:14:54+10:00March 16th, 2020|

Non-profits caught in Electoral Bill

The Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 (Qld) (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on November 2019 and referred to a committee for examination. In February the Committee released its report which recommends that the Bill be passed, but its only other recommendation was [...]

2020-03-16T09:05:54+10:00March 16th, 2020|

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|
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