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Election FactCheck: is the Australian Sex Party right about religious organisations, tax and record-keeping?

Ann O'Connell

The Conversation Media Group | Published : 2016

Abstract

The Australian Sex Party is fielding candidates for seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 2016 federal election. Under one of the policy headings on its website, “Religious Tax Exemption”, it says religious organisations receive tax-exempt status due to the public benefit presumed to be derived from the advancement of religion, and that religious organisations are exempt from standard accounting and record-keeping obligations.

University of Melbourne Researchers