COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR AUSTRALIA

 

We are an independent member-based peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.  In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for community organisations - not against them. Find out more...

 

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The Charities Crisis Cabinet believes now is the time to achieve meaningful reform to Australia’s not fit for purpose and outdated system of fundraising regulation.  It needs your help.  Please take five minutes to complete this short survey on your experience with current disparate regulations across states and territories.

Holding government to account means calling out dysfunctional bureaucratic practices. We can make a difference if we work together. Right now the Charities Crisis Cabinet needs your input to push fundraising reform writes CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 25 March 2021.

This submission provides an overview of critical concerns held by the Community Council for Australia (CCA) in relation to the proposed changes to governance standard three in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013 to expand the scope of impermissible activities that registered charities must not engage in or promote others to engage in.

This submission outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector to support our communities and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.

CCA acknowledges that 2021 will need to be a year that emphasises recovery for Australia as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19. A government committed to building economic and social resilience across Australia would actively encourage and invest in more effective and efficient charitable organisations...

CCA Chair Rev Tim Costello has today joined with others in asking companies to seriously consider giving back to their communities rather than giving money back to the Australian Taxation Office.