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Australian Gov't Response to Xenophon's Inquiry Recommendations

Discussion in 'Senator Xenophon And Scientology' started by TinyDancer, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. TinyDancer Member

    http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/economics_ctte/public_benefit_test_10/government_response.pdf

    The tl;dr:

    1. We've told the Treasury Dept to do a scoping study for putting in place a national Not For Profit regulator. The public benefit test will be considered as part of the scoping study, which will be delivered in "early 2011".
    2. We're not going to even look at the french cult body (MIVILUDES) because:
      1. most of the criminal issues are state issues (bollocks); and
      2. we're afraid the UN might say we're bigoted if we watch the activities of cults.
    What is a scoping study?

    I don't know. Maybe it's a precursor to a budget item. :D
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  2. Mark Cabian Member

  3. AnonLover Member

    a scoping study usually produces a big long list of citation-like references of research materials, with identification of why those materials relevant to whatever is being scoped out. then findings of the study essentially says "this is the list of stuff we need to look at in next step, then make decisions"

    EDIT: most excellent news too! but sad to see french group yet again getting a bum wrap cuz they take the hardest line on cults
  4. OTBT Member

    http://ricehoppers.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/tools-scoping-study1.pdf

    / edit

    AnonLover, you beat me to it, with a better explanation.
  5. TinyDancer Member

    Both are helpful. Thanks.

    The govt has not said "yes" to the national NFP regulator, nor to including the public benefit test in the legislation (which is technically a separate issue). But this is ACTION toward the goal of a not for profit regulator (ie broader mandate than a charities commission) and toward legislation requiring disclosure by the NFP sector and better, more focussed regulation of the sector.
  6. Anonymous Member

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  7. TinyDancer Member

    A separate little snippet of info related to improved disclosure:

    Expect to see some audited annual accounts of COSRECI in the not too distant future. Can't say more for now.
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  8. Mark Cabian Member

    <3! <3! <3!
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  10. Anonymous Member

    Good Stuff!
  11. Timmibal Member

    I was just wondering about this yesterday. Good to see it's being followed up on at least.

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