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Thursday, 15 November 2018
Page: 8410


Senator WATERS (Queensland) (16:57): I move amendment (1) on sheet 8547:

Amendment (3), item 1E, at the end of subsection 4AA(5), add:

; or (g) is or would be made for a charitable purpose.

As I outlined earlier, whilst we acknowledge that this bill has been softened considerably in its impact on the not-for-profit and charitable sector, we are still concerned about the sheer weight of regulation that has now been placed, disproportionately, on that sector by this bill and by five years of attacks by this government on that sector. This amendment seeks to put beyond doubt that any activities conducted by the not-for-profit and charitable sector in furtherance of their charitable purposes are not then required to comply with this new barrage of regulations. So this is an amendment that seeks to ensure that charities are able to continue their legitimate activities in a way that isn't being muzzled by this government, which can't take criticism.