‘Chilling effect’: Charities slam foreign donations ban

2017-12-12T16:33:33+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

From the Sydney Morning Herald by Nicole Hasham:

Household-name charities receiving overseas funding would be prevented from advocating for social and environmental causes if their activity is deemed political, under a Turnbull government plan. The government on Tuesday announced a foreign influence and interference package to “strengthen our democracy and  … ensure that decisions are made based on Australia’s national interest, not anyone else’s.” Read the full story at SMH.