This submission outlines eight 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.  It has been prepared through consultation with the membership of the CCA (see Attachment 1 for a listing of CCA members) and key organisations in the NFP sector. It also draws on recommendations from previous CCA submissions.

Philanthropy and Exemptions Unit
Indirect, Philanthropy and Resource Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent


Dear Sir or Madam

CCA has reviewed the proposed requirements for annual financial reports under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and broadly endorses the approach outlined. 

This submission briefly outlines the Community Council for Australia (CCA) response to the Development of Governance Standards Consultation Paper published in December 2012 by The Treasury.

The CCA Board and members believe the issue of effective governance in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations is a critical issue. 

The FBT discussion – what is the CCA position?

By David Crosbie, CEO, Community Council for Australia


In developing policy related to taxation concessions provided to the charities and not-for-profit sector, CCA has consistently adopted a longer term view of what might best serve the sector’s interests, both now and into the future.



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2013 Federal Budget Submission

CCA’s pre-budget submission to the Federal Government outlining our policy priorities for the May 2013 budget

This submission briefly outlines the Community Council for Australia (CCA) response to the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee review of Trusts and Trustee Companies.

This submission briefly outlines the Community Council for Australia (CCA) response to the Not-for-profit Sector Tax Concessions Working Group discussion paper.

It is important to note that this submission has been prepared through a process of consultation with the membership of the CCA (see Appendix 1 list of CCA members) and key organisations in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. This submission does not over-ride any positions outlined in individual submissions from CCA members.

‘The new regulator for Australian charities represents a coming of age that will enable the whole sector to grow and change for the better. Well done to all those who have delivered this major reform,said Rev Tim Costello, Chair of Community Council for Australia (CCA); CEO of World Vision. 

On Friday November 2, 2012 the Not-for-profit Sector Tax Concession Working Group released their discussion paper Fairer, Simpler and more effective tax concessions for the not-for-profit sector. The paper explores possibilities for improving and simplifying the tax concession environment for NFPs and the working group is now seeking public input into the discussion.

Submissions on the discussion paper are due by 10am on Monday the 17th of December.

Today’s announcement that the South Australian government will not require nationally registered charities to further establish their bona fides has been warmly welcomed, but some are questioning why other states are not offering the same level of support to charities.  The not-for-profit sector employs more than one million Australians and turns over approximately $100 billion each year.