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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.

Sector heavyweight David Crosbie urges Australian charities to merge, instead of competing for the same funding, in order to survive.

Hundreds of Australian charities must be dissolved or merged to stop not-for-profits cannibalising each other in the $105 billion a year industry, the sector’s peak body says.