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Charity Defends DGR Status

An environmental organisation has defended itself against a call from a major NSW mining lobby to see the charity stripped of its Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

A recent submission by NSW Minerals Council on the government’s paper to reform DGR Status claimed environmental organisations such as Greenpeace and Lock the Gate Alliance were primarily engaged in “political activities” and should not receive the tax status reserved for charitable organisations.

The NSW Minerals Council called for an overhaul of the current DGR system and for environmental groups to commit up to 50 per cent of their annual expenditure from their public fund to environmental remediation to qualify for DGR status.

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