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Second Annual Law of Religious Institutions Conference

Tuesday, 8 September 2020Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Religious institutions face a raft of legal and regulatory challenges, particularly during these uncertain times. Following from the success of our inaugural Religious Institutions conference in 2019, this year’s conference examines the key issues facing religious institutions, from dispute resolution in faith based organisations, to navigating the ever-evolving employment law landscape. It also examines key safety and liability issues, including current issues in civil law claims for historical sexual abuse, as well as legal and risk issues in crisis management.

All delegates registering for the online conference will receive recordings of all of the sessions post-conference to view at your leisure.

Our annual two-day conference delivered online in four parts over four half days.

Part 1: Governance and Compliance

Tuesday 8 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • All on Board: Characteristics of Well Performing Boards in Religious Institutions
  • The Wisdom of Solomon: Dispute Resolution in Faith Based Organisations
  • The Long Reach of the Law: External Conduct Standards, Religious Organisations and Overseas Activity

Part 2: Managing Risk in Religious Institutions

Wednesday 9 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Risky Business: Managing Risk in a Non-Traditional Environment
  • When Do You Need to Know? Allowable Disclosures under the Privacy Act
  • A Safe Pair of Hands: Is Your Religious Institution Meeting Its Obligations?

Part 3: Employment Law Issues Affecting Religious Institutions

Tuesday 15 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Religious Institutions as Employers: Navigating the Changing Employment Landscape
  • Optimising Your Volunteer Workforce
  • Staff Employment and Religious Freedoms

Part 4: Safety, Liability and Crisis Management

Wednesday 16 September 2020 [10am to 12.50pm]

  • Current Issues in Civil Law Claims for Historical Sexual Abuse
  • Dealing with Abuse Claims: The Investigation Process from Go to Woe
  • Mea Culpa: Legal and Risk Issues in Crisis Management


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