Scott Morrison's imploding act

 

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  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Radioman, any sort of charity is the worst lurk out for stuffing your own pockets full of cash. The problem is that politicians seem to think that charities and churches should be beyond the scope of investigation for illegal/discriminatory practices so they tend to get away with anything and everything; they don't really even have to provide any sort of a benefit to the community.

Gillard's very mild proposal of a Charities Commission to audit churches and charities was scrapped by Tony Abbott who viewed it as an imposition on the rights of churches to do whatever the hell they wanted without any oversight. Unfortunately it remains the same now - my objection is that (as you point out above) churches are not taxed - at all - and they receive some very generous grants from the taxpayer to continue their work in marginalising and discriminating because their Invisible Sky Fairy told them to.

It's the twenty-first century - at the very least they should have taxpayer concessions and grants completely stopped if they want to practice their Invisible Sky Fairy bigotry.

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  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I don't care whether it is done under the guise of a religion.

I don't care if you or your organization feels it is a way of exercising your freedom.

Discrimination should never be acceptable, and it certainly should never be sanctioned by the government. This is an absolute disgrace, pure and simple.

Your right to exercise your freedom of religion, should never impact another persons rights.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I find it ironic that 'diversity' is held in high regard today, but then many of these same people demand or pressure religious schools and organisations 'assimilate' to sexual and moral ethics contrary to that religion's teachings.
Carnot
I don't care that they discriminate against gays as their Invisible Sky Fairy commands them to - but the secular taxpayer should have no part in helping them to do it. Therefore we badly need a Charities Commission that can police whether or not churches and charities are sticking to the rule (ie no discrimination against the law) and if they aren't then they get their tax-exempt status revoked. Simple. They're still allowed to do what they want but not with the support of the Commonwealth taxpayer.

We could potentially save billions from taxing people like the Exclusive Brethren and the Jehovah's Witnesses (who will have no intention of complying with anti-discrimination laws) - but other organisations like the Catholic Church I can see weakening and adhering to the law for no other reason than they need the money.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

I find it ironic that 'diversity' is held in high regard today, but then many of these same people demand or pressure religious schools and organisations 'assimilate' to sexual and moral ethics contrary to that religion's teachings.
I don't care that they discriminate against gays as their Invisible Sky Fairy commands them to - but the secular taxpayer should have no part in helping them to do it. Therefore we badly need a Charities Commission that can police whether or not churches and charities are sticking to the rule (ie no discrimination against the law) and if they aren't then they get their tax-exempt status revoked. Simple. They're still allowed to do what they want but not with the support of the Commonwealth taxpayer.

We could potentially save billions from taxing people like the Exclusive Brethren and the Jehovah's Witnesses (who will have no intention of complying with anti-discrimination laws) - but other organisations like the Catholic Church I can see weakening and adhering to the law for no other reason than they need the money.
don_dunstan
Gee Don. I totally agree with you on this one. In fact only public schools should receive government funding. It's all bit like me not finding the public transport on offer to my liking and then demand the govern subsidize a limo to take me to work and back. If you want sky fairy or private education for your precious one then pay for it.

I recently read an interesting article on the student outcomes between private and public schools and there were none. The study did find that students attending private schools were far more likely to pick up more prestigious jobs and further study was being undertaken why this was so. Well I can save them the trouble as the students in say GPS have better contacts and thus pick up better paying jobs.

For that reason I really object to my tax dollars going private schools so that the students have access to a better old boys network
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

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