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Welcome to the Winter edition of CCA News.  In this issue, an update on the Open Letter to the Prime Minister regarding the future of the ACNC; discussions with Assistant Minister Michael Sukkar on the need to #fixfundraising; latest on news and moves related to advocacy by charities; and reviews looking at reform to DGR and Human Services.

In the face of a targeted campaign to limit advocacy, the charities sector must not become divided, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, Divide and Conquer, 22 June 2017:

Charity leaders from across the sector have written to the Prime Minister concerned about the future of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission following the surprising and disappointing news that ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM will not be re-appointed for an additional term and will step down on 30 September 2017.

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.