Conferences and Events

ANZTSR Event in Adelaide

Launch of Special Edition of Third Sector Review on accounting

On Tuesday March 24th,  ANZTSR held an event in Adelaide to launch the special edition of Third Sector Review on Accounting in the Third Sector (Vol. 20, No. 2), which was edited by Professor Fiona Verity of Flinders University and Dr Phil Saj of the University of Adelaide Business School.

The launch was conducted by Professor Carol Tilt of the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia, who added some insightful observations and heart-felt comments on what has been widely accepted as a timely special edition of Third Sector Review.

The event was attended by academics from the three South Australian Universities, executive managers and board members from Adelaide-based not-for profit organisations, and members of the accounting profession. As such, the event achieved its objective of bringing together researchers and practitioners in order to facilitate relevant research.

During the evening, we canvassed interest in holding a local event twice per year. There was strong support for this and suggestions for future events were noted. One possibility is to partner with large third sector organisations and focus on specific issues. Watch this space.

Phil Saj


The following pictures were taken at the event.


Co-Editor of the Special Edition, and Chair of ANZTSR,  Dr Phil Saj and  Mr Graeme Rodda, Director, Audit and Assurance, Hayes Knight SA. Co-Editors of the Special Edition, Professor Fiona Verity (left) and Chair of ANZTSR, Dr Phil Saj (right)with Professor Carol Tilt, School of Commerce, University of South Australia, who conducted the launch Mr Lee Sauerwald,  Corporate General Manager, Uniting Communities; Dr Sue King, Board Member, Uniting Communities;  Dr Philip Palmer, Flinders University Business School, and Ms Donna Hardin Executive Director, The  Don Dunstan Foundation


Ms Lynne Longo, Mr Derek Burke, Spirit ofEureka;
Dr Don Longo,
University of Adelaide
Ms Kathy  Kathyanyi  and Ms Hui Situ, Flinders University;  Dr Giao Reynolds, University of  Adelaide Business School  Dr Phil Saj, Chair of ANZTSR; Professor Lee Parker, RMIT University; Ms Gloria Parker,  Board Member,  Uniting Communities Port Adelaide


Professor Carol Tilt, University of South Australia; Mr Langdon Blight, General Manager, CPA Australia; Associate Professor Janice Loftus, University of Adelaide Business School

 Co-Editor of the Special Edition,
Professor Fiona Verity


 ANZTSR Conference 2014

Resilience, Change and the Third Sector
12th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference

18-20 November 2014

 Otautahi / Christchurch, Aotearoa, New Zealand

We have an exciting conference lined up for November, bringing together researchers, practitioners, educationalists, activists and policy makers with an interest in non-profit organisations, Tangata Whenua/Indigenous organisations, charities, community groups, volunteering and philanthropy.

It has been a coup to get our international keynote speaker, Margaret Wheatley, to make a rare trip down-under, and we have over 60 Australasian speakers, panellists and workshop leaders presenting on a wide range of challenging and leading edge issues for the Third Sector. 

I hope you will be able to join us in Christchurch, New Zealand on 18-20 November.  It’s now more affordable than ever, includes free optional pre-conference workshop and post-conference Community Recovery Tour, and $50 off if you Register while Early Bird rates still apply (up ’til 30 September).

As an extra bonus for community, sector or academic networks, if you become a supporter and circulate the attached brochure or other information about the conference around your network or mailing list, you become eligible for a free registration.  As soon as five (5) people register and pay for the conference, contact our conference organiser Lani Evans on listing the five people’s names and, once verified, she will give you a discount code for one free registration.  (You define your networks as you wish – the only rule is that people can only be counted once for a free registration.)

General conference tickets include all presentations, delicious food, performances and conference swag.

The optional conference dinner will consist of a three-course meal, drinks and special guest speakers on the 19th of November.

The community recovery tour will be a one day tour on Friday the 21st of November from 10am-3pm, visiting organizations and groups that demonstrate innovative responses to the Christchurch Earthquakes. Tickets are limited. Please email the conference organizers for more information. 

The Community Research New & Emerging Researcher Symposium is an invitation only event held the day before the conference proper. This hui is designed to provide new researchers with a space to network, discuss their research and talk about the challenges and opportunities they are currently facing. 
Early bird prices are available until September the 30th.

Early Bird Prices
ANZTSR Members $350
Non Members $425
Students $250

Tickets purchased after September 30th
ANZTSR Members $400
Non Members $475
Students $300

Conference dinner  -$60 per person

Pre-Conference Events
Community Research New & Emerging Researcher Symposium – $0

Post Conference Events
Christchurch Recovery Tour

“Resilience, Change and the Third Sector” is sponsored by Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) and Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre (Community Research), and hosted by Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology  

General enquiries about the Conference to: