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ACOSS warns against government’s ‘unprecedented’ tax cuts

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  The Morrison government’s plan to give people on $200,000 a tax cut of $11,000 a year will guarantee funding cuts to essential services and hurt society’s most vulnerable, the Australian

Charities Welcome Foreign Donation Bill’s Passage Through Senate

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  The charity sector is celebrating the passing of the foreign donations bill through the Senate, after the federal government amended the bill to protect charitable advocacy. The

Disability Advocates Call For NDIS Funding Certainty

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th October 2018 -  Disability groups are demanding assurances that National Disability Insurance Scheme funding is secure and fully covered into the future, after it emerged $3.9 billion originally

Labor Calls For Charities to be Exempt from Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th April 2018 -  Labor has called for charities to be exempted from the controversial foreign donations bill, with opposition leader Bill Shorten saying he won’t support “anything that punishes

Wealthy Tax Concessions Costing $68 Billion a Year

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th March 2018 -  Tax concessions for Australia’s wealthiest 20 per cent are costing more than $68 billion a year, while the bottom 20 per cent of Australians receive just $6.1 billion in concessions,

Jeff Kennett Says Foreign Donations Bill Will ‘Stifle Australian Philanthropy’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  Former Victorian premier and Equity Trustees’ chairman Jeff Kennett has warned that the federal government’s proposed foreign donations bill “has gone too far” and “threate

Excluding Charities Makes Foreign Donations Ban ‘Entirely Ineffective’ Says Cormann

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th February 2018 -  Finance Minister Mathias Cormann believes excluding charities from a foreign donations ban would “make such a ban entirely ineffective”, despite Labor leader Bill Shorten’s assertion

Charities Unclear and Concerned Over Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st February 2018 -  The majority of Australian charities are unclear on how they stand to be affected by the government’s proposed Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill 2017, according

Foreign Donations Bill Could be in Breach of Constitution

Luke Michael, Friday, 12th January 2018 -  The Human Rights Law Centre is examining the legality of the government’s contentious foreign donations bill and said it was “likely” the bill would face a High Court challenge in

GetUp Vows To Fights Attacks on Independence

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  Lobby group GetUp has said it will “vigorously fight off any attacks on its independence” in the wake of the federal government’s foreign donations bill. On Tuesday Prime Minister

Proposed Foreign Donations Ban Confirms Charities’ ‘Worst Fears’

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  The federal government has finalised its foreign influence and interference legislation, which “confirmed charities’ worst fears” that those receiving overseas funding would

Inaction on Domestic Violence Leave ‘Unconscionable’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th December 2016 -  The Australian Council of Trade Unions has slammed the government’s inaction on domestic violence leave as “unconscionable”. During a Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
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