Speaking of the Australian Christian Lobby, Crikey earlier this week reported on some of the potential backers of the lobby that gets close to $3 million in donations every year. In that article, we named ACL board director Mark Allaby, who also happens to be a senior executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers. After our report, a number of people complained to PwC, and the diversity group of which it is a member, PrideInDiversity, over Allaby’s position on the ACL board. In an email Ms Tips has seen from a representative of PrideInDiversity, the group suggested PwC was investigating the matter, but suggested PwC would not and should not control what Allaby did in his personal time outside of his work.

Then Allaby’s name mysteriously disappeared from the ACL’s website this week. Does that mean he is gone from the board? Unfortunately neither the ACL or PwC had responded by deadline.

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