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Dr Matthew Turnour – Publications & Media

Dr Matthew TurnourSelections of Dr Matthew Turnour's publications (journal articles, papers, book contributions, submissions) and other media links are provided below. For the complete citations of these publications and more information please follow the links or contact us.


Six Themes Informing Australian Perspectives on International PhilanthropyCharity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2017, Melbourne University 27 July 2017

‘Charities are the New Constitutional Law Frontier’ (June 15, 2017). Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 41, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2987585 with Nicholas Aroney

Trustee and Directors' Duties – Ensuring Compliance 24/7Fifth Annual Not for Profits and Charities Regulatory Conference Thursday 11 May 2017 The Langham Hotel, Melbourne


Taxation and charity law in China 中国税收与慈善法 Presentation at Beijing Normal University, Beijing China, 9 August 2016

Regulating religion: Four factors for reflection’ Australasian Christian Legal Convention, Brisbane 29 September – 1 October, 2016

Reflecting on the Origins of World Charity Day 5 September 2016’ Pro Bono Australia


'Managing Assets in Trading Charities: US, UK and Australian regulatory responses' Presented: 20 September 2015 Charity Fair, Shenzhen, China

Charitable Status, Advocacy and advancement of religion: an Australian perspective’, Charity Law & Policy Unit, School of Law and Social Justice University of Liverpool, Liverpool England, Thursday 21 May 2015.


"Tax design, international philanthropy and the “in Australia” special conditions" - Journal Article - Published in Taxation in Australia Vol 49(6).

"Charitable choices: What fate awaits the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission?" - Published in Proctor by the Queensland Law Society.

"An unrelated income tax for Australia?"  - Book Chapter  with Brody, Evelyn; Breen, Oonagh; and McGregor-Lowndes, Myles in Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives.

"The regulation of charities and NFPs: Some thoughts for charity and NFP law masters subject 2014" - Paper presented at the University of Melbourne for students of Charity and Not-for-profit Law: Current Issues (password access only).

"Court decision points the way to DGR category simplification" - Article published by Pro Bono Australia.

"Render what as tax through which Caesar? A conciliatory contribution to the discussion" - Article published by the Faith In Business Quarterly Journal.

Archimedes, Aid/Watch, constitutional levers and where we now stand” – Book chapter with Turnour, Elizabeth in Not-for-Profit Law - Published by Cambridge University Press.


"Accounting to Caesar for profits unrelated to the common good" - Paper with Brody, Evelyn; Breen, Oonagh; and McGregor-Lowndes, Myles - Presented at La Trobe University.


Taxing charities : Reform without reason?” – Journal Article with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles - Published in Taxation in Australia.

Wrong way go back! Rediscovering the path for charity law reform” – Journal Article with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles – Published in The University of New South Wales Law Journal.


Not for profit income tax exemption : Is there a hole in the bucket, dear Henry?” – Journal Article with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, & Turnour, Elizabeth – Published in Australian Tax Forum.

Options for the development of the New Zealand Law of Charities” – Working Paper with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles.

Submission on the scoping study for a national not-for-profit regulator - Consultation paper.


Submission No 1 to the Senate Inquiry into Charities and Public Benefit: An Inquiry Arising from Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010.

Modernising charity : Steps to an alternative architecture for common law charity jurisprudence” – Book chapter in Modernising charity law : recent developments and future directions – Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.

(Video Recording) Appearances at the Senate Standing Legislation Committee: Economics Committee on the Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010 with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles.


Beyond charity : outlines of a jurisprudence for civil society” – A PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Reference entry entitled “Common law and civil society” with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles – Published in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society.


Contribution to the book “Developing your organisation: For Queensland incorporated associations” – Published by the Queensland University of Technology.

Why go beyond charity to a jurisprudence for civil society?” - Conference paper with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles - Presented in Proceedings Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research 8th Biennial Conference: Navigating New Waters, at Adelaide.


Recent developments in government community service relations: Are you really my partner?” – Journal Article with McGregor-Lowndes, Myles – Published in Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government.


The stewardship paradigm : An enquiry into the ethical obligation associated with being in control of resources” – A Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


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