The Foreign Aid Scam
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As your constituent, I am writing to express my concern about taxpayer dollars being used to engage in political lobbying and activism by non-government organisations.This is a clear misappropriation of my money as a taxpayer, and an unacceptable corruption of civil society in Australia. I am especially concerned to read that legislation has been proposed to prohibit government contracts including clauses that taxpayer-funded organisations refrain from political lobbying and activism. These clauses are a vital (albeit inadequate) against the misappropriation of taxpayer funds, and their prohibition shall open the floodgates to taxpayer funded activism now and in years to come. As my representative, I call on you to oppose this legislation, and to support: 1)An immediate cessation of taxpayer funding to any and all non-government organisations that engage in political activism and/or lobbying, either domestically or overseas. 2)Following the lead of Canada and New Zealand and revoking the Deductible Gift Recipient Status of Greenpeace and the WWF. 3)A parliamentary inquiry into creating a new category of non-profit organisation for bodies that receive substantial funds from taxpayers, to distinguish genuine charities from agents of governments. I look forward to your response on this matter.
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