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Religious charitable status and public benefit in Australia

Ridge, Pauline


The Commonwealth government proposes to enact a statutory definition of religious charity. Whether religious groups should prove that they provide public benefit in return for charitable status is contentious and the current law is confused. Moreover, overseas reforms diverge on this issue. Identifying an appropriate model for determining public benefit is important because charity law is a significant means of state control over religion. This article proposes three criteria - evidence, human...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne University Law Review


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