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The Community Council for Australia has commended the Morrison Government on their re-election, welcomed their commitment to fundraising reform, and called for more certainty and support across the charities sector.

‘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.  It should be a wakeup call for all of us.’

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..

Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie outlines the top five things he would like to see an incoming government commit to.  Pro Bono News, 11 April 2019.

If charities all work a little harder to communicate our messages during elections, we will be much closer to achieving the kind of Australia we want to live in, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 March 2019.

An update for CCA Members and friends covering leadership; planning for the future of the sector; capacity development; Budget 2019; shifting sands at the ACNC;, advocacy; fundraising; and the launch of CCA's first Australia we want solutions campaign: It Takes a Village, Education is everyone's business.

 

CCA CEO David Crosbie talks with ABC News Breakfast about the role we all have in valuing education, and supporting our young people to dream big and stick with education.  

It Takes a Village - Education is everyone's business

If you could help a kid achieve their dreams, would you? 

We know parents and teachers play a crucial role in our kids’ education, but have you thought about the role other people in our kids’ lives – the people in our ‘village’ – play too?