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Where we draw lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’, included and excluded, as we respond to a crisis like C19 says a lot about who we are, what we value, about our own humanity. The best lines are not about labels and categories, but about need writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 May 2020.

The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government. As we move into a post COVID-19 retraction of government expenditure and an economic recession, the capacity to demonstrate the value charities provide our communities may well be the most critical factor in determining how vulnerable we are CCA CEO writes David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 May 2020.

Australian charities have demonstrated in this crisis that they are effective advocates to governments. Now they need to look beyond governments to better engagement with their communities - and it would be real step backwards if the not-fit-for-purpose in the 21st Century dog's breakfast of fundraising regulation became the biggest barrier to charities being able to pivot and focus their efforts on stronger local connections and support, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie.

AN OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS FROM THE CHARITIES CRISIS CABINET, 23 April 2020

The Charities Crisis Cabinet has written to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers calling for urgent fundraising reform.  Now is the time to support giving with a set of fundraising rules fit for these times.

The Charities Crisis Cabinet has released a Position Paper on Enabling greater charitable fundraising during COVID-19 crisis, 20 April 2020.

Fundraising is the biggest red tape burden for the charities sector. This position paper provides a clear and effective measure that could be easily implemented with goodwill and cooperation between our governments to support our charities and our communities at this time.

Rebuilding the economy will become the major focus of government post COVID-19. It is within this context that charities will increasingly need to demonstrate their value to communities, to Australia, to our economy writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 16 April 2020.

CCA is pleased the government has recognised the invaluable work being undertaken by 1.3 million Australian charity workers in proposed changes to the JobKeeper Payment going to Parliament this week.

We need to look after each other to look after ourselves. The way we engage with each other in this pandemic can see us grow as individuals and as a community writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 2 April 2020.

CCA is pleased to announce the establishment of the Charities Crisis Cabinet.  The Cabinet will be seeking to enable as many charities as possible to survive through this pandemic and contribute to building flourishing communities after the crisis.  It will draw on the broader charities sector to provide advice to governments, business, philanthropists and the community.  The first meeting will be held on Tuesday.

Dear Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers

This is a very challenging time for all governments in Australia and around the world dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.  The health and economic costs are quite staggering.  We all understand governments are trying not to create panic and keep the Australian economy turning over, while at the same time seeking to manage this major pandemic.