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Krystian Seibert

Commentary

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Australia’s electoral process is not the private fiefdom of political parties. There are a variety of actors permitted to participate in our democracy and become involved in election campaigns.
Commentary

Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthropy needs your help

A picture of what philanthropy looks like in Australia, and why we have an opportunity to improve our giving culture.
Commentary

New electoral law could still hobble charities

The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform bill seeks to ban foreign donations to political parties and their “associated entities”. But it also seeks to capture organisations, including charities, that undertake public advocacy on policy issues.
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The power of advocacy

Civil society, including charities, not-for-profits and philanthropy, is a key part of our democracy. Charities are constantly advocating for a better Australia, but they can’t do this alone.
Commentary

Explainer: what are the limits to charities advancing political causes?

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission announced this week that Catch the Fire Ministries has lost it charitable status. Catch the Fire Ministries, which was registered as a charity advancing religion, is based in Melbourne’s outer-east and is led by Danny Nalliah. Nalliah is also...