Macedonian Orthodox Church Property Trust Bill 2010 (New South Wales)
The Association of Macedonian Communities in Australia Inc strongly opposes the Macedonian Orthodox Church Property Trust Bill 2010 and disputes the basic premises and purposes underlying its design.
The Bill represents an attack on the founding principles by which Macedonian Orthodox communities in Australia have been established, and have operated and accumulated assets since 1956. Those principles include freedom of religion, freedom of association, democratic, independent, and accountable self-government in the interest of the local Australian Macedonian Orthodox community, respect for general Australian law governing the registration and operation of non-profit and charitable organisations, and the right to preserve and promulgate the Macedonian ethnic heritage free of the repressive assimilation that Macedonians have been subjected to by state and church regimes in different parts of the Macedonian homeland for centuries.
Read more about the Macedonian Orthodox Church Property Trust Bill 2010 here: http://amca2010.wordpress.com/