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Why you might donate directly to your local bush fire brigade

ABC South East reported this morning that funds raised by a charity linked to the state government are barely touching regional fire-brigades. Their news item said "Figures crunched by News Limited from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission found only 16% of the $25 million dollars raised by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Association in the past three years actually went to the the rural fire service. It's reported a large portion went to a commercial telemarketing company who generates the fundraising." An excellent article by Kelly Burke,of The Daily Telegraph went behind a paywall as soon as the story broke Ten Eyewitness news has a report here


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