In this edition of Writs and Cures the team take a look at charities. Whilst the vast majority do great work, there are traps for the uninitiated. Bill explains obligations of the directors of charities, and has a few things to say about their regulations and the penalties if they get it wrong. Writs and Cures also revisits homelessness from the last episode with an update on the rights of people experiencing homelessness.
Plus, meet the CEO of Beyondblue, Georgie Harman. Beyondblue has a remarkable track-record of raising awareness about depression, anxiety and mental health. Their approach has been quite unique, and they’ve succeeded where similar national organisations in other countries have failed – how did they do it and what does the future hold for beyondblue?
If you are having any problems with your mental health or if this discussion raises concerns for you, remember you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Life Line on 13 11 14.
Monique Bowley fills in for Lindy Burns.
Psychiatrist Dr Steve Ellen and Lawyer Bill O’Shea join Lindy Burns for Writs and Cures every Tuesday night on ABC Radio Melbourne & Victoria after 8pm.