Kevin Rudd's policy on restoring trust and integrity to government
I need your help!

ADF finances school scholarship charity with another reason to to identify as LGBTI

From The Australian today

Students asked about their sexuality for scholarships

 

  • The Australian

A leading education scholarship provider backed by some of Australia’s biggest businesses has begun quizzing high school students on their sexuality as part of its application process, sparking fresh concerns about the creeping influence of LGBTI rights activism on schools.

The Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation is inviting appli­cations for its 2016 grants program and, for the first time, is offering a grant targeted at Year 10 students who “identify as lesbian, gay, ­bisexual, trans and/or intersex”.

As a result, the application form inquires as to whether the candidate is male, female or transgender and whether they are gay, lesbian or bisexual. In past years, candidates were simply asked whether they were male or female.

The move means the program, chaired by prominent businessman Michael Hawker and fin­ancially backed by corporate heavyweights Microsoft, Optus and PricewaterhouseCoopers, strays from its original purpose of helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds with education-related costs.

The scholarships, each valued at $7000 over three years, are open to Year 10 students, who are typically 15 or 16.

The shift comes as the LGBTI lobby has become increasingly ­influential, including within schools, where programs such as the government-funded Safe Schools Coalition has sparked fears about young people being ­exposed to politically motivated ideologies around gender and sexuality.

EXTRACT ENDS

Would you feel comfortable asking a 15 year old "are you gay?" as part of your decision about who gets a $7,000 scholarship from a public fund?

The Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation has substantial tax concessions

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)help
The Trustee for the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) External site as follows:
ACNC registration From
Registered as a charity view ACNC registration External site 04 Apr 2013
Charity tax concession statushelp
The Trustee for the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation is a Charity endorsed to access the following tax concessions:
Tax concession From
GST Concession 07 May 2013
Income Tax Exemption 07 May 2013
Deductible gift recipient statushelp
The Trustee for the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 15 May 2013. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

 

The Trustee for the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation is a Charity endorsed to access the following tax concessions:
Tax concession From
GST Concession 07 May 2013
Income Tax Exemption 07 May 2013

Those concessions are contingent on the entity acting solely in compliance with the Objects of the  Trust Deed Establishing the ABCN Scholarship Foundation.

Those objects are:

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 12.19.08 am

Merit, need and equity are the bases for its determination of who receives the money.

So how does Merit, Need or Equity across a community result in a proper restriction of the operation of the trust to the advantage of gay people only?

This is a Public Fund established for a specific purpose - people who gave money might have chosen differently had they known some of their money would be exclusively available for the promotion of LGBTI lifestyles.

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 12.37.34 am

One last point from me.

Why do we taxpayers fund an Australian Defence Force if it takes our money and decides in its sole discretion to give our money to organisations like the ABCN?

Here are the ABCN's corporate supporters.

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 12.07.31 am

 

Comments