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RSL NSW not ready to resume fundraising activities

RSL NSW will not charge for red poppies this Remembrance Day as an inquiry into its charitable fundraising is heard.

RSL’s state president James Brown told AAP the organisation was not ready to resume fundraising activities because it was still not meeting the law.

The organisation suspended fundraising earlier this year before the inquiry set up by the NSW government, which has since heard evidence on how publicly fundraised money was misspent.

Brown said 130,000 poppies had been distributed by head office to sub-branches and would be given out free during November 11 commemorations.

“We can’t accept any public money this year,” Brown told AAP on Wednesday.

“Please don’t give us any money. We literally can’t accept a cent ‰ÛÒ we will be breaking the law if we do.”

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