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Russell Kennedy provides exceptional legal support and solutions to clients in the not-for-profit sector, consistent with our desire to make a difference to the community.

We’ve supported not-for-profits for more than 30 years and have a deep understanding of how expanding legal and compliance requirements are impacting their ability to operate effectively and provide services to the community.

We provide clear and practical legal guidance that adds significant value to those we work with. Our NFP lawyers serve on the boards and advisory committees of many charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Our clients include charities, health and aged care organisations, education providers, disability services, housing providers and industry associations. We advise on corporate governance and regulatory compliance, funding and fundraising, protection of intellectual property, charities legislation and tax law, and operational aspects including property, employment, workplace health and safety and dispute resolution.

The not-for-profit sector is facing significant legal and regulatory change. Tax laws relating to charities and NFPS and legal and compliance issues are subject to ongoing review, and State and Federal Government legislation – such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – is placing additional pressure on operating costs.

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Land Tax Changes for Charitable Organisations

2 May 2022

The State Revenue Office (SRO) has issued a new ruling, LTA-009 (Ruling), in relation to the land tax exemptions available to charitable organisations. The Ruling applies to the 2022 land tax year onw ...

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Pro Bono Alert: Landmark Sharma ruling overturned on appeal

18 Mar 2022

The landmark decision of Sharma was overturned earlier this week by the Full Federal Court of Australia (Court).

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Current mergers and acquisitions activity in the aged care sector – by Rohan Harris

1 Mar 2022

Rohan Harris recently had the opportunity to speak at the ACSA Annual Finance Symposium about what I see as a “two speed economy” which is continuing to play out for not-for-profit residential aged ca ...