Charities self-censoring due to fear of political retribution: research – PM

Many of Australia’s charities are keeping silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts or political payback.

That’s the conclusion of a report by the University of Melbourne that examined how attitudes in the not-for-profit sector compare with those in 2004.

It suggests that more than half of Australia’s non-profits believe our political culture is not encouraging of debate.

PM speaks to Dr Andrea Carson, one of the authors of the report.