The Supreme Court has ruled Family First does not qualify for charitable status, saying the group's work is not compatible with charity.
Family First appealed against its second deregistration, but the High Court dismissed the appeal.
That decision was then reversed by the Court of Appeal, which found the organisation did qualify as a charity.
"Applying that test, the Court found that Family First's purpose (exhibited by its trust deed and activities) crossed the line between education and advocacy.
Its purposes are discriminatory - it advocates for measures to prefer the traditional family to the disadvantage of others.".
The Court said Family First's engagement on abortion, assisted dying, prostitution, and censorship did not necessarily support its wider purpose of advocating for marriage and family.
I really am worried that if Family First can be deregistered for engaging in the democratic process, any charity can.". »