Push to clamp down on activist charities

Original article by John Ferguson
The Australian – Page: 5 : 6-Sep-18

It is understood that some members of the federal coalition want Greenpeace and the Australian Conservation Foundation to lose their charitable status because of their activist views. Both groups encourage their supporters to become politically active on issues such as Adani’s proposed coal mine and the end of power generated from gas and coal. Legislation would be needed to strip the two groups of their charitable status, and it would have to pass both houses of parliament. ACF CEO Kelly O’Shanassy says it abides by the law, a comment echoed by Greenpeace Australia Pacific program director Dominique Rowe.

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GREENPEACE, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS COMMISSION, SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND, CATHOLIC EDUCATION MELBOURNE

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