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Impact of New Regulations on Charities

The activities of the approximately 56,000 registered charities in Australia will be significantly impacted by the new regulations recently announced by the Federal Coalition government. These regulations have widened the scope for the charity regulator, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), to investigate and deregister a charity. Many organisations, such as Greenpeace and most Aboriginal Land Councils, are…

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Help us protect your rights to protest: Donate to MALS now!

Melbourne Activist Legal Support has launched our first-ever crowdfunding campaign, and here’s why. When people protest in Melbourne, MALS is often there behind the scenes. Our Legal Observer Teams in pink vests and cameras are now a pretty familiar sight on the streets of Melbourne. MALS is an all-volunteer group of lawyers, law-students, and human…

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