Do you trust drought relief charities? | POLL

Do you trust drought relief charities? | POLL

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Are you concerned by news the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is investigating some drought charities?

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THE Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission recently announced it would look into the operations of Rural Aid/Buy a Bale and Aussie Helpers following complaints.

But Charles Alder, the founder of Rural Aid and Buy a Bale, said the ACNC probe held no fears.

“We welcome the chance to explain what we are doing and the challenges we face in terms of managing the scale of our operations and meeting the expectations of both the donors and the farmers we are helping.”

Mr Alder said the charity was trying to use the $20 million it has in funds to best provide relief for farmers and generate maximum bang for bucks.

“There are a lot of farmers, over 4200, on our books and they are over a large geographic area, so it can be difficult to manage people’s expectations.”

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