FactCheck: is the Australian Sex Party right about religious organisations, tax and record-keeping?

Yes. Religious organisations have always been tax-exempt in Australia. This includes large bodies such as the Anglican and Catholic Churches, through to smaller ones such as the Church of Scientology, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Exclusive Bretheren.

A basic religious organisation is a special sub-group of charities, for instance individual parishes, that exist for the purpose of advancing religion.

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Andrews government poised to accept voluntary euthanasia, conscience vote expected in 2017

Australian Sex Party leader Fiona Patten, who initiated the inquiry into end of life choices, welcomed the move to bring on legislation next year.

"This is the right thing to do. Allowing terminally ill people the right to die when they choose, with dignity, is not only compassionate but common sense," she said.

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