"The Australian government introduced new regulations last week that could have
a major chilling effect across Australia’s diverse charities sector.
The government’s aim was clear: the regulations are intended to target
“activist organisations”, and specifically crack down on “unlawful behaviour”.
Despite this rhetoric, there is no evidence unlawful behaviour by charities is
a problem of any significance. By clamping down on charities in this way, the
government is not only curtailing their ability to organise peaceful protests,
it is imposing more unnecessary red tape on an already highly-regulated
Straight out of Putin’s playbook, as mentioned in the linked article
I did not dissuade Vladimir Putin from his crackdown but now Australia is
employing the same tactic
*** Xanni ***
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