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Bipartisan support for charities commission

Title: Bipartisan support for charities commission
Date: Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Publisher: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Main source: abc.net.au

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A federal parliamentary committee has recommended the creation of a charities commission. The commission would ensure charitable and religious organisations were open and transparent. They would also need to be able to prove they deserved a charitable status. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has welcomed bipartisan support for the commission, saying organisations such as the Church of Scientology are on notice. "I believe reform is now inevitable. We can't continue to have business as usual when it comes to organisations that have ... [Read the rest at abc.net.au]