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Launched on 12 June 2019, this report shares the learning and recommendations from CCA's series of CEO forums on impact investing run with the support of Life Without Barriers and partners including Social Ventures Australia, Social Outcomes, Koda Capital and NAB.  It provides 12 recommendations for not-for-profit organisations and identifies seven areas where government should act to support capacity development and growth in the impact invesment ecosystem.

How good is New Zealand’s Budget? asks CCA CEO David Crosbie as NZ leads the way on looking beyond economic measures to focus more on measures that reflect the reality of people's lives.

The election provides all charities with a challenge – how do we make our values more relevant and significant in contemporary Australia? Supporting broader collaboration is a place to start, writes  CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 23 May 2019. 

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.

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.  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.