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Celeste Barber calls for NSW law change so $51m bushfire funds can go where donors ‘want it to’ – The Guardian

NSW upper house looks into change after court said comedian’s bushfire fundraiser money must all go to RFS

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The comedian Celeste Barber says the millions of dollars she raised for Australian bushfire relief and fire-hit communities should have been funnelled to its intended targets rather than solely to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service as listed in her online appeal.
The NSW supreme court ruled in May that the $51.3m raised by Barber through a Facebook charity drive with the NSW RFS as her nominated beneficiary could not be redirected to interstate charities or bushfire-affected communities. Th…

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