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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Community Council for Australia: AASB ED 270 Submission, April 2016


This submission outlines issues relating to the proposed accounting standards relating to reporting of the performance of charities and not-for-profits. It has been informed by consultation with CCA members (listed in Attachment A) and key organisations in the NFP sector.

It is important to note that this submission does not override the policy positions outlined in any individual submissions from CCA members.

Tim Costello (CCA Chair) and David Crosbie (CCA CEO) have joined many across the charities sector in welcoming today’s announcement from Ministers Porter and O’Dwyer that the government will support the continuation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  Previously the government has said it would disband the ACNC.

Submission to:

Assistant Treasurer The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer

Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) and Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) Amendment Guidelines 2015

February 2016


Tim Costello – the Chair of Community Council for Australia that represents a massive number of charities and not-for-profits – says Scott Morrison should create a death tax.   The ‘estate duty’ tax is something Tim Costello says a huge range of countries including the UK, Germany, Canada, France, Belgium, Italy and many others already use extensively.  

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