NewsTalk ZB 21 March 2018
Family First Comment: Family First will be in the High Court in Wellington on April 30 fighting the Charities Board on similar grounds. Bet Greenpeace will be watching our case with interest!
A move to decline Greenpeace’s bid to be a charity has been labelled the wrong move.
The independent Charities Registration Board says the organisation does not exclusively advance charitable purposes, bur rather promotes its own particular views about the environment and other issues.
However, it’s a decision made after a 2014 Supreme Court ruling in Greenpeace’s favour, after it was refused charitable status by the now defunct Charities Commission.
Charity law specialist Sue Barker says the decision is a total misapplication of the law.
“In my view, the community should be outraged that charities like this are being subjected to this.”