In early December 2019, Veterinarians for Climate Action applied to be added to the national Register of Environmental Organisations, a requirement for us to have Deductible Gift Recipient status.
In talking to other environmental groups, it has become apparent that we will likely be waiting between two and eighteen months for our application to be processed. This is partially due to significant processing times within the Department of Environment, but mostly because legislation dictates that applications needs approval from two of the busiest people in the country; the Minister for the Environment and the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance.
We are working to expedite this process, however in the meantime your membership fees and donations remain non tax deductible. If you wish to make a large donation then please get in contact as there are some alternatives which may be available.
Together with Australia's broken fundraising laws, it is our opinion that this unnecessarily lengthy process is an impediment to infant environmental organisations across the country.