Community

We understand that the community sector is part of the fabric of Australian society and fundamental to the life and wellbeing of Australians.

Meridian works closely with individuals and organisations across the care, education, not-for-profit, charity and association sectors. We appreciate the nuances of dealing with faith-based and community organisations, as well as the challenges affecting the not-for-profit sector. Our team is familiar with the regulatory and support structures for those in need of care and supervision including the aged, the disabled, children, students, and those who are mentally or physically ill, or incapacitated.

We can assist with commercial, property, governance and regulatory advice, workplace relations and safety, bullying, discrimination and abuse claims, injury, liability, professional indemnity and D&O insurance claims and policy advice, civil and commercial litigation and coronial enquiries. Our extensive experience within the community space enables us to deliver efficient and astute advice at reasonable rates.

PERSPECTIVES

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Jun 8, 2021
  • Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: The collective bargaining class exemption for small businesses is now in effect

    We published an article outlining the collective bargaining class exemption for small to medium businesses approved by the ACCC earlier this year. This exemption came into effect on 3 June 2021 and allows eligible small and medium businesses to engage in collective bargaining with their suppliers without being in breach of the Competition and Consumer […]

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Mar 15, 2021
  • Author: Mark Fitzgerald
  • INSIGHT: Changes to ACNC Governance Standards

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Governance Standards require registered charities to remain charitable, operate lawfully, and be run in an accountable and responsible way. For registered charities, complying with the Governance Standards not only ensures charity registration with the ACNC, but also continued Commonwealth charity tax concessions. In recent months, two major changes […]

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Feb 10, 2021
  • Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: How small businesses can utilise the ACCC’s new collective bargaining class exemption

    Small and medium businesses will have the ability to collectively bargain with their suppliers once the first ever class exemption granted by the ACCC commences this month. Background and the ACCC’s class exemption power Since November 2017, the ACCC has had the power to make class exemptions for certain types of conduct which may otherwise […]

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