About the workshop

The focus of this workshop, which brings together leading experts and researchers from Australia and overseas, is on comparative assessment of important aspects of governance and regulation of charities. This workshop forms part of a larger project, funded by the Australian Research Council, which undertakes a comprehensive and comparative investigation of governance and enforcement in the charitable sector in a number of jurisdictions, with particular focus on Australia. The charitable sector is an essential part of the social fabric and economy in a number of jurisdictions. The detailed comparative evaluation facilitated during this workshop will enable identification of problematic issues, as well as development of policies, recommendations and reforms. As part of the presentations, Rosemary Langford will present her draft findings and recommendations and welcomes feedback.

The workshop will consist of papers on a number of important topics concerning governance and regulation of charities from a comparative perspective. Day 1 of the workshop (on 2 May 2022) will be in hybrid format, with participants having the option of either attending in-person at Melbourne Law School or attending online (or a mixture of both). Day 2 of the workshop (on 3 May) will be fully online, with sessions run by presenters from a number of jurisdictions.

There is no cost for attendance at this workshop but registration prior to 25 April 2022 is required.

Please direct any inquiries to Rosemary Langford.