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Give eco-charities a check

April 07th, 2015

Using his House of Representatives environment committee, Alex Hawke has started to scrutinise the use of tax-deductible donations to ­environmental groups.

More than 600 such groups are deductible gift recipients, which allows them to ­access tax-deductible donations to fund work to “advance the natural ­environment”.

Hawke has said, “We need to ensure tax-deductible donations … are used for the purpose intended and expected by the community.” That should be fun. Although the committee wants to scrutinise the extent to which group activities “involve on-ground environmental works”, it will find many do no such thing.

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