What does a world-leading Charities Law framework look like?

Posted on 26 April 2022

The 2019 New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship Te Karahipi Rangahau a Taiao awarded to Wellington Barrister, Sue Barker, was dedicated to the question “What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?” The final report, entitled “Focus on purpose," was released last week.
The report makes 70 recommendations, including that the review of the Charities Act is transferred to an independent body, such as the New Zealand Law Commission, for an independent, first principles (and ideally multi-disciplinary) review taking into account the wider legal framework applicable to charities.

“Ultimately it comes down to the type of society we want to live in – it is very important that we get this right,” said Barker, the report’s author.
Any further feedback on the report is welcome, so if after having a chance to read the report you wish to share this, please contact Sue Barker.