In Australia political advocacy is recognised as a charitable purpose in its own right”.
It is time we modernised our system and included advocacy in the Charities Act. I have a members bill in my name that would do just that
I’m absolutely opposed to this. You should not get a tax deduction because you donate to do political advocacy. Should Kim Dotcom get a $1.3 million tax deduction because he gave $4 million to the Internet Party?
This law change would allow every lobby group in New Zealand to claim they are a charity.