Natalie Moses, former fundraising and governance coordinator for Hillsong Church, is alleging in a lawsuit that the church has misled donors, misappropriated funds, and evaded taxes, according to ABC News Investigates.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) launched an investigation into Hillsong Church in March to examine its compliance with regulations as a registered charity. The investigation came to light this week when it was revealed in the court documents of Moses’ Fair Work lawsuit against the church. Moses is claiming the church mistreated her for bringing up concerns regarding its financial dealings.
According to Moses, who was employed by the church in March 2020 to oversee compliance of global Hillsong entities with Australian non-profit tax laws, claimed that the church repeatedly breached those laws, particularly when it came to transferring Australian funds overseas for various projects.