Tag: charities

  • The Human Rights implications of the Electoral Disclosure Reform and Foreign Influence Bills

    The Human Rights implications of the Electoral Disclosure Reform and Foreign Influence Bills

    By Dr Adam Fletcher The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, along with the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017, constitute a package of legislation designed to overhaul Australia’s political donation and covert lobbying rules. The Government’s aim with these Bills […]

  • The High Court and the Freedom of Political Communication

    By Melissa Castan What do Australian charities’ tax exemptions, #Twitdef and Wikileaks all have in common? Give me a moment. Last week the High Court held that Aid/Watch is a charitable organisation for the purposes of tax assessment. This would be unremarkable, but Aid/Watch is an organisation that campaigns for effective foreign aid policies through […]

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