AUSTRALIA - Petition to Cancel the Charity Status of Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses

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  • LongHairGal
    LongHairGal

    I hope this happens in the U.S.

    Unless the JW religion starts doing what OTHER religions do and benefiting people in a material way (soup kitchens, programs to aid the community), I do not consider them to be charitable.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    Is the petition open to Australians only ?

  • Xanthippe
    Xanthippe

    darkspliver I was merely asking why change.org were saying they needed 80something signatures to get it to 500. What's the significance of 500? Does it mean something on the charity watchdog site in Australia if they are presented with a petition of at least 500 signatures from change.org? It didn't seem much to me when you need 100,000 for a parliamentary debate with no guaranteed action after that. Anyway glad you had fun, if I can make someone happy....

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver
    Xanthippe: I was merely asking why change.org were saying they needed 80 something signatures to get it to 500. What's the significance of 500?

    That was kinda the point I was making - on change.org it appears to have no real significance apart from:
    1: incentivizing people to sign the petition by displaying a numerical 'goal', and
    2: presumably the more popular petitions (both in total numbers, and speed of signatures) get featured on the front page

    This is in constrast to UK Government's official petition website when:
    1: 10,000 signatures gets the government to respond with a statement, and
    2: 100,000 signatures means it will be considered for debate in Parliament

  • Richard Oliver
    Richard Oliver

    I am sure it also matters if the people who sign the petition are citizens of the country and not just people from around the world.

  • jwleaks
    jwleaks
    konceptual99
    So are you saying that if a child does some cleaning at the KH under the supervision of their parents this is legally child slave labour under AU law?

    Cleaning at the KH, such as after a meeting, is not the same as working on a construction site. A construction site is governed by a series of laws which include a hierachy of liability.

  • smiddy
    smiddy

    I have signed this petition

  • Listener
    Listener

    ByThanks.

    Their Australian Tax Return was just lodged on the 28 the February, 2017. It show their begging has continued to reap them rich rewards. Donations went from approx 21 million to 27 million over the previous year, that's a 30% increase.

    The Watchtower Australia sent nearly 18 million overseas in that year. They are rolling in it.

    Here's the Australian Branch email address for anyone interested

    InboxLGL.AU@jw.org

  • konceptual99
    konceptual99
    Cleaning at the KH, such as after a meeting, is not the same as working on a construction site. A construction site is governed by a series of laws which include a hierachy of liability.

    Quite. I am just trying to clarify my understanding of what is covered by the child slavery bullet point. If the WTS in AU has in the relatively recent past allowed U16 onto building sites or continues to do so now then I understand the point of having it on the petition.

    If they do allow u16s onto sites then I would be surprised as this has not been allowed on WT sites, including KH builds, in the UK and US for many years.

    Having said that, I know that even though U16s have been banned from JW sites here in the UK for years, it's only in the relatively recent past that they have introduced H&S requirements approaching typical commercial sites such as full PPE etc. Even now you don't need to have a CSCS card that would need to work on a commercial site, showing you have specific H&S training or specialist training in things like scaffolding or plant usage.

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver
    Xanthippe: what happens when it reaches 500 signatures?

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! !

    The Australian Petition has now smashed through the 500 signature mark!

    Only another 486 signatures to reach 1,000.....


    Australia: 514

    America: 1,175

    (Monday 6 March 2017 morning)

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