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Queensland Charities Lose Their Status

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has revoked the charity status of three Queensland-based organisations following investigations into their operations.

The organisations are a community services charity Brighter Horizons Limited, a suicide prevention charity for returned soldiers called Walking Wounded Ltd and an Aboriginal trust set up to assist native title groups called Gulf Aboriginal Development Company Limited.

Acting ACNC commissioner Murray Baird said the regulator took concerns about the operations of charities seriously and would revoke charity registrations where organisations were not meeting the standards required of registered charities.

“Part of the ACNC’s role is to shine a light on Australia’s charity sector, and take action where there has been wrongdoing,” Baird said in a statement.

“We receive approximately 60 concerns every month, and the majority of these are raised by members of the public. A large proportion are also from the charity sector itself.”

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