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NOT A REAL FACE TO FACE REGULATOR

NOTICE The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association [PFRA] is not a real regulator. Last week, Fundraisers that signed off PFRA "Code of Conduct" canvassing on behalf of OXFAM Australia threatened to {{Redacted}} a woman. There is evidence to support this. The PFRA asked the fundraisers in question to deny the allegations. On the other hand, when OXFAM UK was implicated in a {{Redacted}} recently, the organisation admitted to it, dealt with it, lost over 7000 donors and moved forward. FAKE PFRA was not involved in the process and instruments of international law made it impossible for the {{Redacted}} to deny the allegations. It seems logical to conclude hat the PFRA Australia was founded by Mr Paul Tavatgis, who has not been held liable for his misconduct including non-payment of fundraisers and sham contracts at Cornucorpia , and colluding charities (such as WWF, Wesley Mission, Australian Red Cross, Plan Australia) that have seriously damaged through their reputation through wage scandals and other issues to PRETEND to regulate themselves. They are giving a clap on their shoulders by "condeming the just and acquiting the quilty". Who will expel Mr Tavatgis and companies like APPCO or Cornucorpia from the PFRA or hold them responsible for the damage they are causing in fake self-regulation?
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#1293463 Review #1293463 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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NOT ABOUT REGULATION

PUBLIC FUNDRAISING REGULATORY ASSOCIATION pfra.org.au Phone 1300-17*-570 My opinion is that this company is not about regulation of face to face teams. Charities, conduct your own due diligence before you sign up. Charities, be warned of the dangers of engaging PFRA member suppliers, like APPCO and others that have a stain to their reputation for ripping off charities. The PFRA will not tell you which companies have been sued for ripping off charities. As you may also be aware, the PFRA legally ceased to exist in the UK when it was forced to merge with another company that is a REAL regulator
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#1291605 Review #1291605 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Not a Real Regulator

Mr Paul Tavatgis Aka The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association [PFRA] simply got smarter and clever. Businesses and their charity partners that are implicated in scandals, including FairWork Australia proceedings and ripping off members of the Public are working in a cohort, now informing members of the Australian Public that they are regulating themselves. What a joke! If approached by a fundraiser wearing PFRA logo, they maybe working for APPCO or some other unethical company or members of the PFRA, run away!!!!! Avoid these muggers like a plague. They are commission only driven muggers that drive Ferraris and cars worth $300,000 and have no ethics as they still pay fundraisers about $5 per hour in the name of charity.
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#1291589 Review #1291589 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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PUBLIC FUNDRAISING REGULATORY ASSOCIATION (PFRA) AUSTRALIA

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association claims to be a a self-regulating regulator of the face-to-face programs of charity members, however, the company officers and directors all appear to be suppliers and face-to-face managers from the member charities. The charity members and their suppliers of the face-to-face programs are listed on their website below: pfra.org.au The decision by the new PFRA CEO Mr Peter Hills-Jones to generate more revenue, thus modelling Australian PFRA to the UK model that recently merged with another company may have serious ramifications on small suppliers and is a clearly designed strategy by the incumbent directors and big companies like APPCO to dominate the face-to-face industry in spite of ongoing inquiry and over 5000 charity workers that have been underpaid; sanctions and "suspensions" of small suppliers, for lesser fundraising "crimes" by the PFRA "regime", is another way of the big companies that pay large amounts to PFRA undermining the legitimacy of their rivals. What should send a stronger signal is the suspension of APPCO and other suppliers listed on PFRA website that breach Fairwork Act and are still engaging independent Contractors. Another class action is highly likely.
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I don't understand Penal Colony laws from foreign countries, sorry .

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