The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) revoked the registration of Indigenous Foundation of Australia Limited (ABN 56 160 438 326) in July 2014 following an investigation into its operations.
The ACNC has received complaints from the public alleging that representatives of Indigenous Foundation of Australia Limited are claiming that the organisation is a charity registered with the ACNC.
According to the complainants, representatives of the Indigenous Foundation of Australia Limited made the claims while fundraising in New South Wales.
ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM confirmed that the charity is not registered with the ACNC and encouraged members of the public to always check the Charity Register before donating.
“Since losing its registration in July 2014, the status of Indigenous Foundation of Australia Limited remains unchanged. I can confirm that it is not registered as a charity with the ACNC,” Ms Pascoe said.
“Members of the public can confirm the charity status of an organisation by visiting the Charity Register at acnc.gov.au/findacharity. The Charity Register provides the details of more than 54,000 registered charities across Australia. It is an easy-to-use, accessible tool that helps the public make informed decisions about their donations.
“A charity’s individual listing on the Charity Register will indicate if it is ‘registered’ or ‘revoked’.”
If approached by representatives of Indigenous Foundation of Australia Limited to donate, members of the public are urged to contact the fundraising regulator in their state.
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