Briefing paper

Justice Connect COVID-19 response briefing note

Guidance for the not-for-profit sector
COVID-19 Infectious diseases Community services Disease management Not for profit sector Occupational health and safety Australia

COVID-19 has become a global health crisis, causing major disruptions to all layers of our social fabric.

Of particular concern is the likely impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s most vulnerable communities and the frontline not-for-profit organisations servicing them.

Australia’s community services sector is grappling with the surge of legal uncertainties that have flowed as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law program provides free legal help to community organisations. Not-for-profit Law is a unique legal service to ‘help the helpers”’– providing tailored legal support for community organisation across Australia.

This briefing paper aims to provide guidance to community organisations on some of the most pressing issues raised by COVID-19, including employment, contracts and insurance.

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