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Introduction

It is important to note at the outset that this pre-election survey of CCA members does not represent the views of all CCA members. However, it is a snapshot of opinions from more than 20 significant charities in Australia. CCA believes it is useful in providing a perspective and a starting point for discussions about views across the whole charities and not-for-profit sector. We need to have more honest discussions in our sector about who we support and why, or our issues will not be taken seriously.

Methodology

Methodology

Over 100 personalised letters were emailed to the major candidates in 30 marginal electorates.  Each letter had a personalised introduction, highlighting issues the candidate had publicly acknowledged as important and listing the specific number of charities in their electorate.  The same eight questions were asked of each candidate.  The letters requested a response within seven days and were signed by the Chair and CEO of CCA.

 

Response

This is it – the discussion the whole charities and not-for-profit sector have been asking for since the election was called – a televised National Press Club lunch debate devoted entirely to discussing the future of the charities and not-for-profit sector.
 
This is a very important debate for our sector, our communities and this election campaign – and a time to refocus the talk to be about more than just the economy.
 
Panellists
·       Shadow Minister Andrew Leigh (ALP)
·       Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens)

Tim Costello (CCA Chair) and David Crosbie (CCA CEO) have joined many across the charities sector in welcoming today’s announcement from Ministers Porter and O’Dwyer that the government will support the continuation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  Previously the government has said it would disband the ACNC.

Community Council for Australia: AASB ED 270 Submission, April 2016

Introduction

This submission outlines issues relating to the proposed accounting standards relating to reporting of the performance of charities and not-for-profits. It has been informed by consultation with CCA members (listed in Attachment A) and key organisations in the NFP sector.

It is important to note that this submission does not override the policy positions outlined in any individual submissions from CCA members.

Tim Costello (CCA Chair) and David Crosbie (CCA CEO) have joined many across the charities sector in welcoming today’s announcement from Ministers Porter and O’Dwyer that the government will support the continuation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  Previously the government has said it would disband the ACNC.

Submission to:

Assistant Treasurer The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer

Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) and Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) Amendment Guidelines 2015

February 2016

Introduction

Tim Costello – the Chair of Community Council for Australia that represents a massive number of charities and not-for-profits – says Scott Morrison should create a death tax.
 
The ‘estate duty’ tax is something Tim Costello says a huge range of countries including the UK, Germany, Canada, France, Belgium, Italy and many others already use extensively.
 

This submission outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.

Sector heavyweight David Crosbie urges Australian charities to merge, instead of competing for the same funding, in order to survive.

Hundreds of Australian charities must be dissolved or merged to stop not-for-profits cannibalising each other in the $105 billion a year industry, the sector’s peak body says.