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...
The importance of enacting human values seems to have slipped off our public policy agenda, except where it can be shown to provide an economic benefit, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 9 May 2019.
‘It is great to see a potential incoming government announcing policies that will improve the capacity of charities to serve their communities,’ according to David Crosbie CEO of the charity peak body the Community Council for Australia (CCA).
A new national report has revealed that in many fundamental areas of life, Australia is heading in the wrong direction.
According to David Crosbie (CEO of CCA); ‘We need to look beyond economic indicators and start focusing on the values that make Australia a great place to live. We are all much more than passengers in an economy. We are part of families, workplaces and communities. Within our communities we want to live lives that are worthwhile and enact values we believe in. This report highlights how far Australia is slipping in achieving some very important values. ...
The Australia We Want provides the first ever benchmark of how Australia, and each State and Territory, is performing against values prioritised by leaders in the charities and not-for-proft sector. This second report provides real insights into how well we are enacting our values. It tells us even more about how we are progressing towards that imagined Australia, and the findings make for interesting reading.
For each of the last two federal elections the CCA has organised a Pre-Election Forum at the National Press Club where the major political parties have outlined their policies for the charities and not-for-profit sector. This year, CCA is delighted to be taking the Pre-Election Forum to the sector at the Connecting Up Transform Conference.
Sector leaders are encouraged to join us for this critical opportunity to put sector-wide issues on the political agenda for the next term of Parliament. It’s now, or not for a long time..