The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand, Susan Barker, Michael Gousmett and
   Ken Lord, 
LexisNexis, May 2013, click here  

       "a valuable and unique resource that will provide comprehensive guidance"

       "thought-provoking...insights and commentary"
      Juliet Moses, NZLJ April 2014 at 92

       "a welcome addition to the reference materials available to lawyers and others 
      involved in the charitable sector....[containing] an extremely comprehensive and in-
      depth analysis of the statutory framework on taxation laws as they relate to 
      charitable entities...[and] a comprehensive outline of financial reporting and 
      obligations for charities around anti-money laundering"
     
Sarah-Jane Weir, LawTalk 833 6 December 2013 at 29

       - cited with approval by the High Court in Invercargill City Council v Attorney-General
        [2014] 2 NZLR 127 at [28] and Burnett Mt Cook Station Charitable Trust [2016] NZHC 
        2669 at [60]

       - the New Zealand Law Society's "Book of the Month", LawTalk 821 21 June
         2013 at 23 








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Sue Barker is honoured to be the 2019 New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellow Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao, click here, undertaking research into the question "What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?", with a report due by late 2021. For information/updates about the research, please visit www.charitieslawreform.nz.

CCH Webinar - Charities law update 2021, 16 June 2021, 2.30-3.45pm click here 

CAANZ NFP SIG webinar Not-for-profit tax updates, Tuesday 18 May 2021, 4-5pm, click here

Charities law reform - second update 3 May 2021: click here 

Unresolved issues in New Zealand charities law New Zealand Law Journal March 2021 at 49

Charities law reform - why it matters Hui E! webinar 17 March 2021 click here - for a copy of the powerpoint presentation, click here

Charities law reform - first update 10 February 2021: click here

What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like? Alliance Magazine blog, 9 February 2020, click here

Unresolved issues in New Zealand charities law: ascertaining purpose, Legalwise Seminars, 4 February 2020, click here

Advocacy by charities: what is the question? Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law Vol 6 No 1 2020, p1 click here

Charity regulation in New Zealand: history and where to now, Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research, Third Sector Review, Vol 26 issue 2, 2020, p28

What is the best structure for the agency(s) that administer charities' legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand? co-design sprint workshop facilitated by Mele Wendt MNZM from the Centre for Social Impact, Thursday 26 November 2020-Friday 27 November 2020, click here and here

    Responding to covid-19 - how might we #buildbackbetter, online conference hosted by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, with support from Charities Services Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai, 4 November 2020 1-5pm, click here

    Webinar on the topic of advocacy by charities, organised by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, 1 October 2020, 4pm NZT, click here

    Contributor to The Capital Letter, 9 September 2020 IN FOCUS: Sue Barker on charities law developments, click here

    Honoured to be asked to provide comment for the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies' Legal Case Note series on the Court of Appeal decision upholding the charitable registration of Family First New Zealand, September 2020click here

    Honoured to be asked to provide comment, along with other commentators from around the common law world, for the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies' Legal Case Note series on the recent decision of the New Zealand High Court confirming Greenpeace's registration as a charity, August 2020, click here

    Greenpeace wins right to register as a charity, interview with NewstalkZB, 10 August 2020, click here

    Honoured to be asked to provide comment from a New Zealand perspective for the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies' Legal Case Note series on the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Lehtimäki and others v Cooper, July 2020 click here

    Legalwise webinar Charities law: navigating the road to recovery and beyond 21 July 2020, click here

    What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like? Legalwise, 23 June 2020

    CCH webinar Charities law update 2020, Wednesday 17 June 2020, 2.30-3.45, click here

    Election forum 10 June 2020, organised with Hui E! Community Aotearoa, ComVoices, Trust Democracy, click here 

    TV One news Charities lose millions of dollars with fundraising almost impossible during lockdown, 19 May 2020, click here

    Honoured to be part of the "expert's pick" for the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies' quarterly case notes summary - first quarter of 2020, click here

    CCH Webinar, Governance of charities and other not-for-profits 2020 26 March 2020 click here

    Legalwise webinar Not-for-profit law critical updates and The Trusts Act and the impact on charities 12 March 2020 click here

    Sue Barker is honoured to have been a visiting fellow at the University of Western Australia Law School, March 2020

    Charities law needs shakeup, Fellowship winner says, LawTalk Issue 935, 29 November 2019, click here

    Susan Barker wins International Research Fellowship, New Zealand Law Society, 28 November 2019, click here

    CCH Webinar, Governance of charities and other not-for-profits 2019, Tuesday 19 November 2019

    See also Governance of charitable trusts - and how the new Trusts Act 2019 might impact, 6 December 2019, click here


    Developing a community-led response to the review of the Charities Act - A consortium of 12 philanthropic trusts provided funding to Dave Henderson from Trust Democracy and Sue Barker to undertake some empirical research to feed into the review of the Charities Act. With the help of Strategic Grants, a questionnaire was created to gather input to feed into the review. Parry Field Lawyers, Grant Thornton, and RSM Hayes Audit provided venues for initial consultation meetings for the research. We received over 500 responses to the survey, which is a brilliant result, thank you! The results of the survey can be found here. Our report to our funders (via a webinar kindly hosted by Philanthropy New Zealand) can be found here. See also the presentation by Dave Henderson to the 2019 Charity Law conference here at about 26:24. For more information, please click here and here. Thank you very much to all for the fantastic support we have received!

    The review of the Charities Act, Fundraising New Zealand magazine, Series 31.2, May 2019, page 3


    Victim Support right to hold off on Christchurch payouts - lawyerNewstalkZB interview, Mike Hosking, 7 May 2019, click here


    CCH Webinar, Charities law update, Tuesday 11 June 2019

    Future prospects for charity law, accounting, and regulation conference, organised by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand in partnership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and with support from Charities Services, at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington 11-12 April 2019click here

    • Session 1 - Do charities need to be "regulated"? click here
    • Session 7 - Review of the Charities Act click here

    The review of the Charities Act concerns prompt survey, New Zealand Law Society, Legal News, 14 February 2019: click here 


    Significant issues with review of the Charities Act, Legalwise News, 10 January 2019


    Charities Act review and importance of having input into the process, Legalwise News, 22 November 2018


    Legalwise Not-for-profits, trusts and charities law symposium, Thursday 1 November 2018, 0900-5.15pm, The Grand Mercure, Auckland


    CCH Webinar, Update on the review of the Charities Act, Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10.30-11.45am

    Charities law update 2018, CCH Webinar, Tuesday 12 June 2018, 2.30-3.45

    Perspectives on charity law, accounting and regulation conference, organised by the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand in partnership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and with support from Charities Services, at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, 26 and 27 April 2018, click here

    • Session 2 - Are there too many charities in New Zealand? click here


    Greenpeace being denied charitable status very disappointing - expert, Newstalk ZB, 21 March 2018, click here


    The Rise and Fall (?) of two Charities Commissions: How Common Law Countries can Learn from the Experiences in New Zealand and Australia, Fiona Martin, Susan Barker, Marina Nehme and Elen Seymour, New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol 27 No 4B, December 2017, click here

    Social enterprise in New Zealand - an overview, CCH webinar, 28 November 2017


    Destiny Church charities caught out by 2015 law change, NewstalkZB interview, Mike Hosking, 23 November 2017, click here 


    Community Minister says Destiny Church charity decision made on 'sound grounds', Victoria Young, National Business Review,   23 November 2017, click here


    RNZ Checkpoint interview, 23 November 2017, Government wants to be able to punish uncooperative charities, click here


    Why Destiny Church might avoid a tax bill despite charities' deregistration, Newshub, 23 November 2017, click here


    School donation rebates under review, Otago Daily Times, 26 October 2017, click here


    RNZ Checkpoint interview, 24 October 2017, Destiny Church founders move into new "resort" home, click here


    Mt Albert Grammar appeals to parents to fund new buildings, NZ Herald, 19 October 2017, click here


    RadioLive interview, 3 October 2017, Two of Destiny Church's charities set to be stripped of tax-exempt status, click here

     

    Contributor to Regulating Charities: the Inside Story, Routledge, April 2017, click here
    The book was launched in Canada on 28 April 2017, and in Australia on 18 May 2017:

     -  Charting 25 years of charity regulation, Pro Bono Australia, 18 May 2017, click here

     - review by John E Tyler III of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, click here

     

    Proud to be awarded Best Boutique Law Firm 2017 at the APAC Insider New Zealand Business Awards, see p114 of the APAC       Insider June 2017 issue

     

    The Wire 95bFM Monday 29 May 2017, Charity registration - the difference between life and death, click here

     

    TVNZ Q + A, Sunday 21 May 2017, on freedom of expression and the Charities Registration Board's decision to deregister Family First 

     

    RadioLive Drive with Alison Mau, 17 May 2017, The issues with becoming a charity, click here

     

     Indirect public benefit, by Sue Barker and Raina Ng, 
     New Zealand Law Journal, April 2017 at 97

     

     

    Charities law update, CCH webinar, Tuesday 13 June 2017, 2.30pm

     

    Inside Gloriavale: The Official Story, Newsroom, 28 March 2017, click here


    RNZ, new financial reporting rules for registered charities, 23 February 2017, click here


    Kiwis Against Seabed Mining to challenge charitable status snub, Stuff, 6 January 2017, click here

     

    Sue Barker is honoured to be a guest lecturer at the University of Otago Laws 485 Charity Law, summer 2017,  and to be an invited speaker at the University of Melbourne Law School Masters Course Charity Law for the 21st Century, November 2016

     

    Sue Barker is honoured to have been described in Parliament as "the person in the country with the most expertise in this area of law" (Charities Amendment Bill 71-2B second reading, NZPD Vol 718 1 November 2016) click here

     

    Social housing - the canary in the coalmine, by Sue Barker and Raina Ng, Fundraising New Zealand magazine, November 2016  at 10.


    Charities regulator risks becoming censor if Destiny Church is booted, Stuff, 25 November 2016, click here

     

    Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to have been awarded Boutique Tax Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand at the 2016 CorporateLiveWire 2016 Legal Awards


     

    Charity wins in High Court, Stuff, 3 October 2016, click here

     

    22 September 2016, Government Administration Select Committee recommends that the proposal to remove charities' rights of appeal be struck out, click here

     

    Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to be a finalist for the Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the 2016 New Zealand Law Awards

     

    In September 2016, Sue was made an Honorary National Life Member of the National Council of Women of New Zealand Incorporated, for her work assisting the Council to regain their charitable registration

     

    New Zealand charities regulation and the Charities Amendment Bill, presentation to the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand 2016 Conference, Melbourne, 25-26 August 2016

     

     "Let them eat cake" - what Brexit should tell us about charity regulation in New Zealand, 9 July 2016, click here. See also information about the Charities Amendment Bill and its proposal to remove charities' rights of appeal from Hui E! Community Aotearoa, New Zealand Trustees' Association, Community Housing Nga Wharerau o Aotearoa, Canterbury Migrants' Centre noticeboard, Platform Trust submission, and ActionStation petition. 

     

     Contributor to Corporate Governance - a practical handbook, 2nd edition, by Dr Karen Martyn, CCH Auckland April 2016
     click here


     

     IRD Obligations and the NFP sector - a tax update, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, Not-for-profit
     Special Interest Group, Wednesday 18 May 2016 4.30-6pm, level 7, 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington


     

     Charities law update, CCH webinar, Tuesday 14 June 2016, 2.30-3.45



     Fiscal consequences, by Sue Barker and Grace Collett, New Zealand Law Journal, April 2016 at 102, click here

     



     Governance of charities and other not-for-profits 2016, CCH Webinar, 22 March 2016, 2.30-3.45


     

     Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to have been voted
     Boutique Charities Law Firm of the Year - New Zealand, in  the 2015 Corporate LiveWire Awards

     


     Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to be a finalist for
     the Boutique Law Firm of the Year award at the 2015 New
     Zealand Law awards, click here

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     Small scale charities struggle to keep status, TV 3 interview, Wednesday 2 September 2015



     RSM Hayes Audit Charities - the legal definition, changes and impact, 28 September 2015, 4.30-7pm, click here

     


     Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Auckland not-for-profit special interest group
     29 September 0730-9am


     

     Governance of charities and other not-for-profits, CCH Webinar, Tuesday 18 August 2015, 2.30-3.45pm


     

     The Bonfire of the Charities, presentation to the Tax Special Interest Group of Chartered Accountants New Zealand and Australia, 27 July 2015

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    Australian Charity Law Association, Unstable, unpredictable, unstoppable? The changing legal climate for charities, 27-28 August 2015, Brisbane

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     Charities law update, CCH webinar, Tuesday 16 June 2015,  2.30 - 3.45pm

     


     

     The bonfire of the charities, National Business Review,
      27 May 2015


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     The presumption of charitability post-Greenpeace, New
     Zealand Law Journal, April 2015 at 116, cited by the High
     Court in Re Family First New Zealand [2015] NZHC 1493 (30
      June 2015)



      The National Council of Women litigationTaxation Today, Thomson Reuters, March and April 2015, issues 81 and 82


     

      Charities risk deregistrationRadio New Zealand National, 22 January 2015


     

      Contributor to Balancing work and life: a practical guide for lawyers, by Julia Batchelor-Smith, LexisNexis 2015, click here



      Victoria University of Wellington, Centre for Accounting,
      Governance and Taxation Research, Seminar:
     Taxation issues for charities and not-for-profit organisations
     Thursday 26 February 2015, 0815-1145

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     Charity wins in High Court, 16 December 2014, click here 




     10 CPD Points in One Day Legalwise seminar 24 February
     2015, The Intercontinental, Wellington

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     IRD, the charities regulator and a charity, Fundraising New
     Zealand magazine, November 2014, pp10-12

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     Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to be a finalist for
     the Boutique Law Firm of the Year award at the 2014 New
     Zealand Law awards, click here

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      The Supreme Court decision in Greenpeace - unintended consequences, CCH webinar, Tuesday 4 November 2014, 2.30 - 
      3.45pm

      Some comments by attendees:

      "Sue has excellent knowledge of the area and I would love to attend more webinars presented by her"

      "Clear explanation of the Supreme Court decision"

      "good coverage of topic"

     



     SC decision garners problems and prospects for charities 
     ADLSI LawNews by Matthew Lark,3 October 2014

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     The charity taking on the IRD in the High Court, Interview with Kathryn Ryan, Radio New Zealand National, Nine to Noon,
     Monday 29 September



     The myth of charitable activities, New Zealand Law 
     Journal, September 2014, at 304

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     Hundreds affected by Supreme Court turn on Greenpeace - lawyer, National Business Review, 7 August 2014

     

     What next for Greenpeace, interview with Mike Hosking, NewstalkZB, 7 August 2014

     

     Supreme Court updated definition of charity 'a win for democracy', New Zealand News, 7 August 2014 

     

     Ruling gives protest groups hope, Marlborough Express, 7 August 2014, click here



     Win for charity in the High Court: National Council of Women of New Zealand
     Incorporated v  Charities Registration Board [2014] NZHC 1297 (10 June 2014)


     

       The Bonfire of the Charities, Fundraising New Zealand magazine, May 2014

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      The Australian Nonprofit Sector Legal and Accounting Almanac 2013, Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of
      Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2014 (see in particular chapter 4.2 for a 2013 calendar of developments in New Zealand)
      click here

     


       Deregistered charities, New Zealand Law Journal, April 2014 at 87

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       Appealing decisions of the charities regulator, paper prepared for the Auckland District
       Law Society Seminar Charity begins at...developing perspectives on charity law
       1 and 3 April 2014

    Some comments from attendees:

     - "Excellent resource/handout"

     - "Very valuable seminar paper - I am sure I will be referring to it in the future"

     - "The presenters were very knowledgeable"

     - "Excellent seminar"

     - "Many thanks. Excellent."

     



      3 February 2014, Submission on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and
      Remedial Matters) Bill, which proposes to implement tax changes for deregistered charities,
      and community housing providers

     


      Sue Barker Charities Law voted New Zealand's Boutique Law Firm of the Year, and 
      first runner-up for the Tax Law Firm of the Year award at the 2013 New Zealand Law Awards, 
    click here

     

     

     

      The Growth in Charities Law by Elliot Sim, New Zealand Law Society, 2 August 2013 click here

     

     

      The Australian non-profit sector legal and accounting almanac 2012, Myles McGregor-Lowndes, The Australian Centre for
      Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, July 2013 (for discussion from a New Zealand
      perspective, see in
    particular chapter 5.3 Charitable purpose and advocacy: Greenpeace of New Zealand Incorporated) click here

     

     

       National Council of Women of New Zealand - Te Kaunihera Wahine o Aotearoa
       Circular No 562, May 2013 NCWNZ wins back charitable status

     

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        Te Waha Nui, 22 May 2013 Family First – charity or political movement? 



     

       The Auckland Herald, 7 May 2013 Family First finds unlikely ally in charitable status 



     

       New Zealand Law Journal, April 2013 Poor relations and the prevention of poverty




       NCWNZ wins back charitable status, 19 April 2013 click here



     

        New Zealand Law Journal, October 2012 The presumption of charitability


     

     

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        Internal Affairs cracks down on charities, Stuff, 23 September 2012: click here



        Speaker at Charities Commission's Charitable purpose forum, Te Papa, April 2012


     

     Submission on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing and Remedial Matters) Bill on behalf of a coalition of insolvency    practitioners, February 2012: click here

          

     

      Chartered Accountants' Journal, June 2011 Are all Charities equal?

     

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        The Dominion Post, 4 June 2011 Charities being tossed to the dogs on technicalities

     

        TVNZ interview, 30 May 2011 



     

      NZLawyer 8 April 2011 Charities Act review  




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         How can PTEs perform more successfully in 2011, Mai Chen and Susan Barker, NZAPEP PEPTalk, Christmas 2010



     

      New Zealand Law Journal, August 2010 Canterbury Development Case




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      Can your charity escape the anti-money laundering regime? Chapman Tripp Brief Counsel, 24 August 2010 by Susan Barker and 
      Penny Sheerin: click here



     

      Anti-money laundering regulations and codes of practice proposed 11 August 2010 by Susan Barker and Penny Sheerin, Chapman Tripp



     

      Submission on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill, August 2009: click here 


     

     

      Supplyfest, the sniff test and expenses occasioned by the sale - an indirect tax update, prepared for Conferenz One-Stop Update
      for the Accountant in Practice,
    17 November 2005


     

      Submissions on behalf of various charities on the Charities Bill, 2004



     

      Presentation to the Charity Gaming Association on the Charities Bill, 19 May 2004


     

     

      Can Company Directors rely on tax advice, Institute of Directors Boardroom August 2003, reproduced in Accounting, Corporate 
      and Tax Alert 3 November 2003