Today FM – Hopes review will put groups like Gloriavale on notice
By Grady Connell – Today FM – 03/06/2022
On Tova we have been pushing hard for a review of the charities act following revelations of the mistreatment of their members by some mega-churches and particularly Gloriavale’s reprehensible use of child labour, threats, manipulation and abuse of children.
We’ve been asking why they get charitable status and whether the advancement of religion is reason enough to get charity tax breaks.
Now the government is finally reviewing the charities act and while the scope is limited, it does mean organisations sitting on more than NZ$140k will have to explain why they’ve got such a big cash reserve.