The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment has announced that it intends to examine the tax deductible donations made to environmental groups and their DGR status.
They will focus specifically on the administration, transparency and effectiveness of environmental organisations, and how their activities improve the environment.
The Committee agreed to investigate environmental organisations after a request by Environment Minister Greg Hunt.
The inquiry will also consider the definition of ‘environmental organisation’ under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
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