WEBINAR RECORDING: What can Australian charities learn from Canadian audits of charities involved in advocacy?

Thank you to everyone who attended this week’s webinar, What can Australian charities learn from Canadian audits of charities involved in advocacy?


The webinar generated a lot of interest and conversation around the topic of auditing charities involved in advocacy – with many lessons to be learned from what’s happened in Canada thus far.

A special thank you to our speakers who participated from many parts of the globe. Your contributions meant the topic was thoroughly and expertly considered from many different perspectives and angles.


International Contributors

  • Susan Phillips Visiting Fellow, ACPNS; Professor Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership School of Public Policy and Administration Carleton University
  • Nick Robinson, Legal Advisor – International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law
  • Peter Robinson, former CEO, David Suzuki Foundation
  • Leilani Farha, Executive Director, Canada Without Poverty
  • Bob Wyatt, Executive Director, The Muttart Foundation & Vice-President, The Pemsel Case Foundation
  • Carl Juneau, former Director, Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Susan Manwaring, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Sean Speer, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Former Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Tim Harper, Freelance Writer; Former Bureau Chief, Parliamentary Press Gallery (Canada)

Australian Responders

  • Jennifer Batrouney QC, Chair, Not-for-Profit Legal Practice and Charities Committee, Law Council of Australia
  • Murray Baird, Former Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel, Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
  • Krystian Seibert, Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
  • David Crosbie, CEO, Community Council for Australia

Webinar Facilitators

  • Susan Phillips (ACPNS Visiting Prof.) Professor, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Carleton University, Canada
  • Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Emeritus Professor, ACPNS, QUT

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