Community Renewal Conference Newcastle, 12-14 March 2013

Workshop Session 2 // The Necessary Evils: Safety, Compliance, Legals & Insurance

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall //

What are your responsibilities to the safety of project participants and the general public? Learn more than just what the acronyms stand for. Covers Public Liability, Workplace Health Safety (WHS) Act and the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Also, understand what you need to know about lease & licence agreements, insurance requirements and establishing a NFP / incorporated association

Speakers: Kris Leck (AAP) & Roderick Smith (Evescourt Legal)

Facilitator: Marni Jackson (Renew Newcastle)


Kris Leck

Board Member Renew Newcastle

As a child and adult Kris has had the fortune to live in many towns and cities throughout Australia, and drawn by the lifestyle and unrealised potential of Newcastle has chosen to remain here with the aim of being part of Newcastle's rebirth. His unique ...

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Roderick Smith

Principal Evescourt Legal

Roderick Smith is Chairperson of Renew Newcastle and Principal of Evescourt Legal.    Rod has specialised in General Corporate Commercial and Intellectual Property Law for 9+ years and has chaired Renew Newcastle for 2+ years.   Prior ...

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Marni Jackson

General Manager Renew Newcastle

Marni Jackson has wielded the safety pins, the spreadsheets, the gaffa tape and the handkerchiefs for a number of Newcastle-based creative projects. Marni completed a BA (Hons) First Class, at University of Newcastle in 2003. Marni worked as the Festival ...

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