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Family First sets sights on GLBT charities

Tue 7 May 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Bob McCoskrie Family First is questioning the charity status of a number of organisations, including queer youth and transgender support groups. Now its own charity status is being wiped due to its intensive political lobbying, its frontman Bob McCoskrie has written to Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew. He has listed a number of charities, and asked for details of any complaints which have been made about their status. They include Agender Christchurch, QSA Network Aotearoa, Waikato Queer Youth and Rainbow Youth. McCoskrie also wants details under the Official Information Act about the ‘names of organisations and individuals’ which complained about Family First. He asks: “Did the Charities Commission deliberately wait until after the 3rd Reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill before notifying Family First NZ of their intention to deregister them?”      

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 7th May 2013 - 9:41am

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