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Charity Subtype: Advancing the Security or Safety of Australia or Australian Public

When the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission register an organisation, its charity ‘subtypes’ are also publicly registered.

These reflect the category of that organisation’s charitable purpose, which is what its activities will work towards achieving.

Each subtype has a specific meaning under the law.

The subtype for discussion today is:

🔹Advancing the security or safety of Australia or the Australian public🔹

Some examples of charities that advance the safety or security of Australia or its public are (but are not limited to):

⚪ safe houses

⚪ organisations that promote and support ‘neighbourhood watch’ programs

⚪ organisations that promote the efficiency of the Australian Defence Force

⚪ research organisations looking into defence and national security

⚪ historical societies that record and research the history of the armed forces

⚪ organisations that look after the welfare of the armed forces, including the dependants of injured or deceased veterans

⚪ organisations that offer volunteer emergency or safety services, such as surf lifesaving associations.

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