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On 1 February this year I reviewed Elam Ministries, an organisation whose membership of Missions Interlink implied that it was an Australian registered charity, and which sought, via the website linked from that membership, donations from Australians.

No charity was found. Not even an ABN.

13 days later an ABN became active. For a company, Elam Ministries Australia Limited.

The website now shows an Australian office:

And the ABN record says that Elam is registered with the ACNC. As does the website:

But the ACNC Register doesn’t support this – a search on either name or ABN gives nothing. Perhaps it is because Elam has applied to withhold information from the public and the ACNC has pulled the record.

Donations are still sought, but without being able to see an entry on the ACNC Register, Elam falters at the first of the ACNC’s tests for safe giving. End of review.