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Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

Discussion in 'Senator Xenophon And Scientology' started by TinyDancer, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. TinyDancer Member

    Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    About an hour ago, the Assistant Treasurer of Australia, Nick Sherry, apparently announced that, if re-elected, the Labor government will put in place a Commission to administer the laws relating to the not-for-profit sector.

    This announcement is not an outcome of the Senate Committee Inquiry into the public benefits test in a direct sense. It's fair to say, however, that the subject has achieved prominence due to Nick Xenophon's persistence, his canvassing of the issues to do with the sector both in the public sphere and in private discussions with Parliamentary colleagues.

    The concept of a Charities Commission was a recommendation of a recent national review into the charities sector. However, the government had declined to implement that recommendation until now.

    Edit: Dox!

    The Australian: Charities shake-up on the way
  2. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    This will end well.
  3. Anonymous Member

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    tl;dr good news right?
  4. RightOn Member

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    nice start
  5. TinyDancer Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Good news.

    A dedicated regulator for the charities sector means the sector will be looked at more closely and with a more nuanced understanding.

    It will also assuage the fears of some of the charities about the Australian Taxation Office being the one to administer a public benefit test that considers public harm.
  6. Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    I think this means that some good has come from our trip to Canberra in at least the Govt. has recognized they need to be seen doing SOMETHING about the cult.

    Hope this is just the start. :)
  7. Anonymous Member

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    So let me see if i've got this right.

    Anti-censorship -> Vote liberal
    Anti-scientology -> Vote labour

    ??
  8. Intelligence Member

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    Good job Paul and Tiny!

    I think it's a very good start and it seems they will be or at least want to do something about this Deceptive Cult. Congradulations.

    Cheers,

    Your Friend,

    Dave
  9. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    What was the outcome of the Xenophon's senate inquiry?
  10. Anon99 Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Good news!
  11. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Not quite. If Labor are re-elected, the Libs will still oppose the filter.
  12. TinyDancer Member

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    The Committee's report isn't due until 31 August.
  13. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Nice.
  14. Anonymous Member

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    ALL HAIL XENUPHON!
  15. AnonLover Member

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    So how's the election aspect work... Nick Sherry has to be relected, or Labor party has to be reelected? and when is this election coming?
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  17. Anonymous Member

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    At first I was like - FFFFFFUUUUUU - since choosing Labor would mean going ahead with that bloody net-filter, but I've just realised that since the Coalition won't support the net-filter now, the Labor party won't be able to introduce it even if they ARE re-elected.

    This means by voting labor I will get;

    The Charities Commission
    The National Broadband Network
    No internet censorship (by default)

    All good, right TD?

    Though damn its annoying because I really DON'T like Labor :( (fuck you, Stephen 'censorship' Conroy!)
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Is this because of the likely outcome in the senate or something?
  19. Anonymous Member

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    Ta ... brb popcorn
  20. Bipolart Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    This is very good news.
  21. Anonymous Member

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    I think its because NONE of the other parties will support it now, with Labor being the only supporter it can't go through. Or something like that, I'm not too intimate with Australian politics.
  22. TinyDancer Member

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    You've got it, Z.

    We'll see if the Coalition back the Commission or not. The Broadband Network may be the issue that divides them (for you/me).
  23. TinyDancer Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Yes, currently, the breakdown in the Senate is:

    Labor: 32
    Liberal/National Coalition: 37
    Greens: 5
    Xenophon: 1
    Family First: 1

    Total Senators: 76

    A party needs 39 votes to carry legislation or to defeat it.

    The Family First party will be out after this election. Nick X's seat is not up for re-election (only half the Senate will turn over this time. Nick has another 3 years). Expectations are that the Greens will pick up some extra seats.
  24. exOT8Michael Member

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    A nice change in political focus, thanks Senator Xenophon!

    Very significant win in itself. Thanks for the news TinyDancer!

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  25. AnonyVix Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    This is indeed good news, will wait to celebrate until after it's actually happened though.
  26. thefatman Member

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    TD: We also need to take into account that Labour needs to win in the House of Representatives as well (not just in the House of unrepresentative swill).

    Strictly speaking, the filter cannot get through into law unless Labor has control over the Senate (which isn't going to happen), after all, that's the only reason WorkChoice(s) got through. The uphill battle for Labour now is to win Queensland and from there hope to hell we keep enough seats in order to maintain Parliament.
  27. Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    I thought labor already decided to not go for the net filter under the new Prime minister?
  28. DeathHamster Member

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    If the net filter bill hasn't been passed yet, doesn't it die because of closing the session of Parliament for the election and will have to be re-introduced?

    tl;dr: Election reset button?
  29. thefatman Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    isubpoenaedDavidMiscavige: Not quite, they shelved it because of its unpopularity and obvious flaws. I'm assuming they've dumped it but saying so would produce more bad PR in saying that "ZOMG GUIZE LABOR HAS BACKFLIPPED AGAIN LOL" so instead, they're waiting till after the election, so if they win, they'll drop it.

    DeathHamster: Not 100% on that one actually, though I'm not too sure if the Bill had actually been introduced.
  30. Anonymous Member

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    @thefatman

    Labor is still fucking retarded.

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  31. Charizard Member

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    this interests me. I shall be watching.
  32. moarxenu Member

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    Scientology abuse is not a partisan issue. I would be a lot more hopeful if there were Liberal legislators on board.
  33. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Fuckity fuckity fuck!

    I finally installed Silverlight after refusing to forever, because the only TV channel that will stream internationally is Nine-MSN. Why the fuck SBS and ABC won't stream their own copyrighted content who the fuck knows, and Seven reckons it hasn't started yet (WTF!?)

    Teh silverlight codec / 9MSN has to be the most shit streaming experience I've ever seen.

    Anyway, Election 2010 | live for politics junkies.
  34. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    Update: Seven works at Yahoo!7 News in 32-bit IE
  35. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    The Sex Party won, now Australia has a well hung Parliament.
  36. Anonymous Member

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    They have until July 2011 before all the new Greens are in the Senate, so between now and then if the Government wants to push anything through the senate they'll be relying very heavily on keeping Nick Xenophon happy.
  37. Anonymous Member

    Re: Australia - Charities Commission Announcement

    I know its a bit late now, but the ABC lifted it geoblock on ABC News 24 for the election. So its too bad, you missed out on the highest quality election coverage.... even if it didn't end up going anywhere.
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