COALITION’S WAR ON CHARITIES
Today’s push to strip environmental charities of their tax-deductible gift recipient status proves yet again that this anti-environment government wants to shut down any criticism of its lousy record on climate change, biodiversity and protection of the oceans.
There are already laws in place that allow for organisations to have their tax deductible status revoked if they failure to comply with the strict requirements governing charities and not-for-profits.
Australians trust charities, but the Morrison Government wants to silence dissenting voices.
They’re happy for charities to plant trees, but not to discuss deforestation. They’re happy for charities to promote recycling, but not to ask why Australia’s carbon emissions keep rising.
Only weak governments need to gag their critics.
Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.