The External Conduct Standards are here – are you complying with them?

By Lewis Holdway / September 20, 2019 /

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (“ACNC”) External Conduct Standards have now taken effect. The standards apply to all registered ACNC charities that operate overseas or work with a third party that operates overseas. Are your directors and responsible persons aware of how these standards may apply to your charity? On 23 July 2019, the…

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Lewis Holdway welcomes new lawyers, Reshma Farrer and Adren Choon

By Lewis Holdway / November 15, 2018 /

We are delighted to announce that Adren Choon and Reshma Farrer have been admitted to practice as solicitors at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  Lewis Holdway Principals, Natalie Fielding, Paul Holdway and John Wardlaw, said it was exciting for the firm to witness and facilitate the development of Adren and Reshma after both completing combined Bachelor…

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How to resolve a dispute within your

Not-for-Profit organisation

By Lewis Holdway / May 14, 2018 /

Disputes over governance and control within Not-for-Profit organisations can happen. We can help you take good steps to resolve the dispute effectively, and avoid actions that will harm the prospects of obtaining a successful end-outcome. In our experience, here are some examples of things that can help to resolve a dispute effectively: 1. Have a…

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ChildSafe Australia Road Show

By Lewis Holdway / February 26, 2018 /

Lewis Holdway are proud to be part of the ChildSafe Road Show series of events around Australia. You can view the locations of the road show events here.  The ChildSafe Australia Road Show is responding to the Royal Commission Enquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and offers low cost information sessions for community…

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Volunteer cleared to make a stop bullying claim against NFP

By Lewis Holdway / February 19, 2018 /

The recent decision of Peter Ryan –v- RSL Queensland (“Ryan’s case”) is an important reminder for all not for profit organisations.  No matter how big or small, where you have volunteers and employees, volunteers will more than likely be able to access the Fair Work anti bullying regime if they are deemed a worker. In…

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Volunteer or Employee?

By Lewis Holdway / March 30, 2017 /

The recent decision of Grinholz v Football Federation Victoria Inc. has provided much needed clarity surrounding the classification of volunteers’ vis a vis employees. In this decision, the Fair Work Commission was required to determine whether a coach, who was paid on honorarium was an employee or volunteer for the purposes of an unfair dismissal…

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Working with Children Check Changes

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 /

In our December 2016 edition of Directions, we flagged that some significant changes to the Working with Children Check requirements had been proposed by the Victorian Government. Click here for our article. The Victorian Parliament has now passed those changes.  At this stage they are scheduled to come into effect on 1 August 2017. We recommend…

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New Child-Safe Standards in Victoria

By Lewis Holdway / March 16, 2017 /

On 1 January 2017, compulsory new child-safe standards came into force in Victoria.  They are designed to ensure that: the safety of children is promoted; child abuse is prevented; and allegations of child abuse are properly responded to.  Who do the new Child-Safe Standards apply to? As of 1 January 2017, the standards apply to: …

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Significant changes proposed for Working with Children Checks in Victoria

By Daniel Van Leuverden / December 15, 2016 /

The Government has introduced legislation to change the Working with Children Check (“WWCC”) requirements in Victoria. Proposed changes to Working with Children Check Changes proposed by the Working with Children Amendment Bill 2016 (Vic) (“the Bill”) include the following: WWCC required whether or not contact with children is supervised In Victoria, an individual must obtain…

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Consumer Protection Law for Social Enterprises

By Lewis Holdway / December 5, 2016 /

Social enterprises should take care to comply with consumer protection laws.  Specifically, the prohibition on engaging in conduct in trade or commerce that is misleading or deceptive. Two common examples of issues that can arise for social enterprises are: Advertisements about where the profits go One of the biggest selling points that social enterprises have…

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