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 Recorded Webinar: Rights and Obligations of Charity or NFP Members


Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour

Recent case law has highlighted the importance of understanding the legal definition of members and the rights and obligations granted to them under governing documentation. This session examines who is a NFP member and what rights, responsibilities and liabilities attach to this status. It includes:

  • Understanding who is a member and why it is important
  • Members rights under the law and the rules of the organization
  • A review of members rights:
    • Voting
    • Notice of meetings
    • Right of document access
    • Right to nominate for position
    • Right not to be oppressed
    • Benefit rights
  • Knowing who must be notified of AGMs or special resolutions
  • Do members have power to control rogue directors?
  • Right to remove a member and when it can be challenged
  • Members rights and dispute resolution
  • Membership and winding up of a not-for-profit body
  • Maintaining accurate membership register
  • Case report – Faamate v Congregational Christian Church in Samoa - Australia (Ipswich Congregation) [2019] QSC 194
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Tina Lee, Special Counsel, Prolegis Lawyers, Sydney

Tina advises in respect of charity and not-for-profit restructures including mergers and also disaggregations.  She also advises on corporate governance matters and has extensive experience in preparing and updating constitutions, which she applies in preparing constitutions for new charities and not-for-profits as well as in advice on constitutions in the context of compliance reviews and restructure/merger matters. She also advises a number of clients in the schools and disability sectors including in relation to the NDIS.

Prior to joining Prolegis, Tina worked at a major Australian law firm, first in the property team advising on real estate development matters including acquisition of property, property finance law and hotel and tourism law, and later in corporate law as a member of the merger and acquisitions team. As a senior practitioner, she advised on legal issues affecting the firm and its associated entities, particularly in the areas of contract and commercial law.

Tina is on the board of an independent girls’ school in Sydney and a charity providing services to people with mental disabilities.


This webinar is suitable for executives working for not for profits and charities. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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