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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This week has highlighted how important it is for us to be brave in our advocacy and stand up for democracy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA) in Pro Bono News.

Charities in Australia currently enjoy some of the strongest legal protections in the world to engage in advocacy, but we should never take these protections for granted, writes David Crosbie in Pro Bono News.

The federal budget of so called “fairness” has in some ways reset the government’s priorities and reflects the influence the charity sector can have through effective advocacy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia in Pro Bono News, 10 May 2017.

If there is one value that is most often cited as a core Australian value, it is fairness.

Our Australian “values” need to be grounded in the reality of life in Australian communities and not just a list of words we agree to, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia in Pro Bono News.

Fix Fundraising - An Open Letter from 150 of Australia's leading charities

5 April 2017

Dear Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers

Australia’s charity fundraising regulations are a mess. They’re out-of-date - they deal with wishing wells and the length of handles on collection boxes, but not with online fundraising, crowdfunding and websites.  Charities want to do the right thing, but it’s too complex, too confusing and it’s ineffective.