Blog: 11 Xenophon wins committee inquiry - 2010-05-13

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F0.png 11 Xenophon wins committee inquiry May 13, 2010, Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has moved a step forward in his campaign for a review of Scientology's tax status in Australia: an inquiry into the feasibility of a public benefit test for charities and religions.

Independent Australian senator Nick Xenophon, who has been campaigning since last November for a parliamentary inquiry into Scientology's tax-exempt status, will get to put his case to a parliamentary committee.

The Senate's economics committee has been instructed to carry out an inquiry into his bill proposing a public interest test for charities and religions claiming tax breaks, and to report back by August 31.