15th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference

The Voice and Contribution of the Third sector in Australia and New Zealand: Contemporary Achievements and Challenges in Creating Public Good

Thursday 17th November – Saturday 19th November 2022

The University of Western Australia, Perth

Register NowANZTSR (Australian & New Zealand Third Sector Research) invites you to participate in the 15th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference on 17-19th November 2022 at the University of Western Australia in Perth, WA.

This is a critical time for the survival and sustainable capacity of charities, grassroots organisations, not-for-profits, NGOs, and civil society organisations, what we call the Third Sector. It is a time of great social and economic upheaval in which the role of the third sector in pursuing the public good is vital. This conference will provide an opportunity to hear about and report upon the work that organisations are doing on the frontline of service provision from the grassroots to the national and international levels. We will hear from those with lived experience, scholars and practitioners and discuss how they are operating in a constrained advocacy environment; how important they are for democracy and how resources are being allocated and fought for within the many objectives of the lively and important third sector in Australia and New Zealand. The conference seeks to tease out what is unique about the ways the third sector pursues public good. We look forward to your contribution and your company.

The Program

Thursday 17th November 2022

Inaugural Feilman Oration – KATE CHANEY, Independent member for Curtin

Friday 18th November 2022

Presentation of Conference Papers

Saturday 19th November 2022

Presentation of Conference Papers

Master Class with Margery Daniels, Executive Officer of ITSR (International Society for Third Sector Research), Baltimore, U.S.A.

Come and learn how your organisation can access American philanthropic monies. Margery Daniels has decades of experience obtaining research grants for events and PhD scholarships from leading philanthropic foundations in the U.S.A. and Europe.

Conference Themes

The Third Sector and Neoliberal policy agendas

Advocacy and the Third Sector

The Role and Contribution of volunteers

Philanthropy: Force for Good or Ill?

Regulation and Accountability in the Third sector

Organisation of the Third Sector & New Wave Structures

Religion and the Third Sector

The Role of the Third Sector in Service Provision


Paying it forward, the Private Sector’s and Corporate Social Responsibility


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts examining the role of the third sector in creating public good – broadly conceived as set out above – are welcomed from different disciplinary perspectives including law, religion, psychology, history, business, sociology, and political science.

We welcome abstracts related to the conference themes or even beyond the conference themes to all aspects of the third sector and nonprofit organisations.

Abstract guidelines:

  • 400 words max
  • On a topic that can be developed into a paper supporting a 20 minute presentation plus 5 minutes of questions

Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the button below

Abstract Due Date: Friday 12 August 2022


Accepted abstracts are to be worked into papers that will be due Friday 16 September 2022