ACNC takes action to de-register five charities

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission confirmed that The Trustee for Storybook Angels for Disabled Animals has had its charity registration revoked.

The organisation was founded by Lisa-Jayne Cameron, whose Storybook Farm Animal Garden Rescue was raided by the RSPCA in March.

The RSPCA executed a search warrant on the property after receiving a number of concerns and seized 37 animals.

Storybook Angels was one of five organisations recently stripped of their charity status following separate investigations by the ACNC.

The other four organisations are Kaizen Synergy College, White Coats Charity Incorporated, Australian Community and Health Foundation, and Beyond Community and Health Foundation.

ACNC commissioner Dr Gary Johns said the decision to revoke charity status was reserved for the most serious cases of misconduct or mismanagement.

Because of secrecy provisions in the ACNC Act, the commission cannot disclose the nature of its investigations.

But Australian Securities and Investments Commission records show that Beyond Community and Health Foundation moved to voluntarily deregister itself in September 2016.

Kaizen Synergy College also moved to deregister itself in July this year.

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