The Federal Parliament is doing an inquiry into whether environment organisations should be able to receive donations from the public that are tax deductible. The Federal Coalition Government’s comments surrounding this inquiry have indicated that they would like to remove tax deductibility from organisations that engage in advocacy for the environment, as opposed to doing on-ground works.
Read an article by The Age on the inquiry.
Details of the inquiry are here – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Environment/REO.
Envirojustice, along with hundreds of other environment organisations and members of the public made a submission to the inquiry. You can read ours here:
View Submission to the Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations (PDF, 85KB)