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AID/WATCH in the News: AID/WATCH court case threatens charities

26 Sep 09
Author: Presenter: Alex Angel Source: 2SER - Razor's Edge
The future funding viability of some charitable organisations could be at risk due to a Federal Court ruling made this week. The ruling found in favour of the Australian Taxation Office to restrict the legal definition of a charitable organisation for taxation purposes.

AID/WATCH has been stripped of its charitable status because it has a ‘view’ on government policy. The Federal Court ruling has raised concerns that public debate could be stifled as the core function of environmental and charitable organisations is put under threat.

Click here to listen to the interview with Dr James Goodman, a member of AID/WATCH's Committee of Management.

Click here to see AID/WATCH's media release regarding the ruling.

 

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