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...
Today the Government has wasted another opportunity to reform Australia’s outdated fundraising laws when it has given its long awaited response to the review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (Report of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Legislation Review 2018).
The Community Council for Australia has welcomed the government response to the review of the charity regulator – the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. CCA Chair Tim Costello said, ‘We are pleased to see the government acknowledge the vital role played by charities in Australia, reaffirm its commitment to appropriate regulation, and accept most of the recommendations of the independent review panel. We are concerned that a number of critical recommendations have not been accepted, particularly in relation to fundraising regulations.’
I think it is important to start any discussion about coronavirus with a little perspective.
Each year in Australia, influenza kills on average 3,500 people. The best predictor of who is susceptible is age – 3,000 of these deaths are people aged over 50. Death rates for influenza in Australia are below 0.2 per cent of people who contract the disease. Estimates suggest close to half a million people die each year from influenza worldwide.
As Community Council for Australia begins the work of developing a charities sector blueprint, the issue of how innovation is applied within the charities sector is one of the critical considerations, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 20 February 2020.
CCA News, Summer 2020 looks at charities and unprecendented times. It has never been more important for us to celebrate that so many Australians have the opportunity to be part of a charity, part of making a difference, part of the solutions. Also includes CCA's Submission to the Federal Budget; fundraising regulation; ACNC; advocacy and work to advance forward planning for our sector.