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Making a submission to the inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

11 May, 2015

The federal government is planning a new tax that takes away your tax deduction on non-profit environmental organisations. Taxing you for trying to make the world a better place. Learn how to make a submission now! 

The federal government is secretly planning a big new tax! It’s not of the fossil fuel industry, which over the past six years received an average yearly subsidy of $2.9 billion.[1] It’s not on the huge multinational companies that avoid Australian tax through offshore tax havens. [2] – It’s on you! [3] By taking away your tax deduction on donations to non-profit environmental organisations the federal government is taxing you for trying to make the world a better place. [4]

The House of Representatives Environment Committee has launched an inquiry into the official register of environmental groups that hold tax-deductible status. You can have your say addressing the terms of reference before 21 May 2015.


Have your say by using our easy template to lodge a quick submission:

Before 5pm, Thursday 21 May 2015, simply:


2) Add your details and opinions;

3) Copy-and-paste into an email and send to environment.reps@aph.gov.au;

4) Let us know you made a submission, but please do not distribute until advised by the Committee.



Lodging a submission online is preferred. Submissions can also be emailed directly to the committee secretariat.

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4580
Fax: +61 2 6277 4424

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