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


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


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.

Australia needs to adopt a groundbreaking superannuation program that has been operating in France for over a decade, providing billions of dollars for charitable projects, according to Not for Profit sector leaders.

The CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA), David Crosbie, said the French 90/10 super program was producing “amazing” results that would be very easy to apply to Australia.

Australia’s social sector leaders are optimistic heading into 2016, saying that this year presents many opportunities for positive change.

While 2015 was a tumultuous one for the the Not for Profit sector, this year is expected, once again, to be full of surprises.

David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia, will provide a keynote opening presentation on the ‘State of the sector’ at Third Sector Expo 2015. Below is an extract of the paper David will talk from in this address.

Across the charities and not-for-profit (NFP) sector, it seems that business as usual is no longer business as usual.

Simple revolution for Australian super needed – Community Council for Australia says innovative French program should be adopted to create billions of dollars for projects that have a social impact – and CCA says it is easy to do.

Community Council for Australia (which represents over 600,000 not-for-profits and 60,000 registered charities) calls for the Government to adopt an extraordinary and highly successful French initiative … which has created billions of dollars for not-for-profits carrying out projects that create social impact.