Islamic Development Organisation: Auditors revoke Islamic fund’s charity status

AN Islamic orphans’ fund was stripped of charity status as auditors comb the accounts of Australia’s peak Muslim group.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) has booted the Islamic Development Organisation, known as I-DO, off its official register so it can no longer claim tax breaks.

The ACNC will also audit the powerful Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) — which controls six Muslim schools and administers the lucrative Halal certification scheme for Islam-approved food.