News

CCA's submission to the The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Performance review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) outlines key issues in relation to the performance of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) as a regulator for Australian charities.

This week a new report and a respected senior public servant have both highlighted that social inclusion is a key to future growth in prosperity in Australia. Social inclusion is not just part of the work of charities, it is the reason many charities exist. It is time charities get a seat at the table, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 August 2019.

In the run up to the Consumer Affairs Forum meeting of Australia's consumer affairs ministers on 30 August, CCA David Crosbie is not hopeful of action to #fixfundraising and writes that it seems charities are destined to sit outside the major national policy agenda on congestion busting, forced to operate in dysfunctional regulatory systems. As comfortable bureaucracies meet with each other to sign off on inaction, the reasonable expectations of charities assume miracle status. Surely Australia can do better than this? 

As public policy increasingly backs the pursuit of individualism over the strength of our communities, we desperately need to promote empathy. We need to get more people standing in each other’s shoes writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 1 August 2019.

Charities are too important to be relegated to the bottom of the government priorities pile, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 17 July 2019 - reflecting on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first major public speech as head of the newly-elected government.

The Australian government has put its toe in the water of impact investing but we’re falling behind countries like the UK and Canada where governments have made significant investments to support the market, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 20 June 2019.

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.