Charities have hit out at Labor and the government for banding together to rapidly push through laws they say will impact their ability to campaign on political issues.

The ‘Political Campaigners’ bill lowers the financial threshold for charities to disclose political spending.

Charities will now be required to disclose donors on campaigns costing more than $250,000 – half of what the threshold used to be.

Produced By: Amanda Copp

Featured In Story: David Crosbie – CEO of the Community Council for Australia, Edwina McDonald – Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, and Dr Andrew Leigh – Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 2 December 2021