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.

The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that 320,000 charity workers are receiving JobKeeper. When it ends, charities will need a higher level of investment if Australia is to achieve the post-pandemic economic recovery we are all hoping for, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 10 September 2020.

CCA's submission emphasises that critical engagement in preparation and response to disasters requires active engagement with local communities who live, work, and interact together.  These communities can be smaller than local councils, but may also cross council or even State/Territory borders. Better coordination and collaboration at all levels of government is required - but if there is no representation of chariites and not-for-profits, no ongoing voice about needs within communities, it will not work.

Central government planning for local community needs without the active engagement of local communities and those who work with them is a recipe for wasting time and resources.

The Community Council for Australia is calling on Australians to get behind an innovative new initiative launched today by the Australian Mint that has the potential to deliver millions of dollars in additional funding to charities and community organisations each year. 

The Charities Crisis Cabinet Pre-Budget Submission recommends ten measures to deliver real benefits to government and strengthen our communities. Charities and NFPs want to be part of the solution, part of rebuilding communities and boosting our economy.

Charities can be key drivers of social and economic recovery across Australia - and should make their case in the federal budget process writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News as he shares ten recommendations from the Charities Crisis Cabinet that could make a big difference as we rebuild our communities and boost our economy.