Stop the attack on charities

Stop the attack on charities

The Federal Government is trying to push through regulation changes to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Regulations 2013, that could have devastating consequences on Australian charities.  

Changes that would give the Charities Commissioner sweeping powers to deregister charities, like the Climate Council, for even minor or unintentional acts, or for acts that the Charities Commissioner ‘reasonably believes’ we could do in the future.

These changes could silence the charities who are speaking up for their communities, for important issues, and holding all governments to account. 

But we’ve fought back against these kinds of attacks on charities before, and ...

The Federal Government is trying to push through regulation changes to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Regulations 2013, that could have devastating consequences on Australian charities.  

Changes that would give the Charities Commissioner sweeping powers to deregister charities, like the Climate Council, for even minor or unintentional acts, or for acts that the Charities Commissioner ‘reasonably believes’ we could do in the future.

These changes could silence the charities who are speaking up for their communities, for important issues, and holding all governments to account. 

But we’ve fought back against these kinds of attacks on charities before, and we can do it again. 

The regulations will be before Parliament in a matter of days, so it’s time for us to raise our voices again and urge our local Federal MPs to oppose these new regulations. 

Let’s protect our charities and the health of our democracy. Email your Federal MP today. 

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Email Your Federal MP

Fight back against harsh new regulations that threaten the vital work of more than 50,000 Australian charities, including the Climate Council.

Together, we can continue being a powerful voice for change. Email your local Federal Member of Parliament today!

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