"Hi Alan - below are some of the observations on this issue we made in our 2009 submission to the Human Rights Commission (pp. 30-32):
The Advancement of Religion as a Charitable Act
On 1 May, 1984, Liberal Party Senator, David Hamer, asked whether…"
"We would have to make atheism a religion and that's not something I signed up for.
I'm with you Simon, those guidelines are depressing reading. Religious charities have such an easy ride in Australia. I'm happy for charities that…"
I must be either very tired or very stupid tonight, but I just read the rules for setting up a charity in Australia. And they don't make any sense to me.From the website http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/charitable_info_start_charity.aspFor example:What are charitable purposes?Charitable purposes can be grouped under four main headings:* the relief of financial hardship* the advancement of education* the…See More