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Case Watch: Not-for-profits in the courts

When things go really bad at not-for-profits, often the battles are fought out in the courts, whether they are civil or criminal cases. 

We know, and hope, it's a last-resort option for organisations, because the legal system and representation is an expensive business that often ends with everyone losing.

On the other hand, these cases are full of salutory lessons for organisations seeking to avoid repeating those mistakes by keeping an eye out for and preventing potential fraud or sex harassment cases, ensuring your organisation does its best to protect whistleblowers, and ensures that matters of governance adhere to the rules and regulations of both your organisation and of the local, state and federal authorities. 

At the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA), we answer many questions from organisations who face tricky situations, which if left unresolved, are more than likely headed to the authorities. We've also renewed our efforts to keep track of precedent and landmark cases that could have an impact on your organisation.

We hope you find these resources useful. 

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