Shed load of donations – Men’s Shed DGR status

There are currently over 1,000 community sheds for men in Australia, and around 20 community sheds for women. The make-up of sheds comprises a high level of men from regional and remote areas and from lower socio-economic areas when compared to the general population.  Men’s Sheds are thus ideally placed as [...]

2021-02-16T08:50:52+10:00February 16th, 2021|

Street Swags – a reminder of good governance principles

The Brisbane charity Street Swags and its CEO founder received national media attention on the release of a Fair Work Commission decision about whether there were grounds for immediate dismissal of the CEO by the charity. This 237 page judgment has no novel or remarkable legal issues, but it is a [...]

2021-02-16T08:48:44+10:00February 16th, 2021|

A snag with the snags – club duty of care

In Dann v Port Sorell Bowls Club[1], a volunteer at a Bowls Club function was burnt while cooking on the club BBQ. The volunteer sued the Bowls Club in negligence for his injuries, receiving over a million dollars in compensation. The Bowls Club was found to have breached its duty of [...]

2021-02-16T08:45:53+10:00February 16th, 2021|

Don’t put your house on it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently heard an appeal for a gaming licence from Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR). Art unions, raffles, bingo, lucky envelopes, Calcutta sweeps and promotional games operated by charities are regulated under the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999. There are 3 categories of [...]

2021-02-16T08:43:33+10:00February 16th, 2021|
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