Labor protects charities - Media Release

LABOR PROTECTS CHARITIES

The bipartisan Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has today handed down its report on the Foreign Interference Transparency Scheme Bill 2017, recommending that charities be excluded.
 
These recommendations reflect Labor’s strong engagement with and commitment to charities.

Labor said we would protect the work of our trusted Australian charities and their right to participate vocally in our democracy.
 
We clearly understood the uncertainty and the disquiet generated by the range of government bills addressing foreign influence on our political system.
 
We listened closely to the sector, heard about the important charitable work that was in jeopardy, and worked hard to protect it while not compromising the important transparency measures that are intended by the Bill.
 
Labor has always supported Australia’s charities and not-for-profits – and we always will.
 
MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018
 
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra


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