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...

 

Charities Crisis Cabinet  

Latest News

At a time when we know some charity workers are struggling, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge how critical charity workers are to our future, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 29 October 2020.

If we are to build back better, charities will need to play a much more prominent role in policy making for the communities they serve, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 15 October 2020.

The launch of Imperative21 signals a substantial movement seeking to reframe the purpose of business around benefitting our communities. It’s time for charities to look beyond government and consider where potential alliances might be formed with business, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 1 October 2020

Summary Submission

Charitable fundraising regulation has been a major issue for charities across Australia for more than a decade. The Community Council for Australia (CCA) has provided numerous submissions, open letters and participated in many inquiries on this issue. All have failed to improve the situation for charities.

As charities impacted by COVID-19 desperately pivot to online fundraising to replace income lost from their usual face-to-face activities, it is critical that we fix fundraising regulations, writes CC CEO David Crosbie, including a draft set of regulatory principles supported by the Charities Crisis Cabinet.