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The Community Council for Australia (CCA) today welcomed the release of draft legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission as a ‘long overdue reform for Australian not-for-profit organisations.’   

Submission to the Treasury

A Definition of Charity

December 2011

 

Introduction

This submission briefly outlines some of the key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector in response to the release by Treasury of a consultation paper on a definition of charity for the purposes of Commonwealth laws.

The Community Council for Australia (CCA) welcomes the Senate Economics Committee report: ‘Investing in good: the development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia’ tabled in the Parliament today. 

Transcript of Interview – 3 November 2011

Radio National –Breakfast Program

It may be a century or three too late for many community organisations who have not been able to be classified as charities, but the Gillard government is finally doing what no Australia government has been prepared to do – define what it is to be a 21stcentury charitable organisation in Australia. 

Submission to The Treasury

Restating the ‘in Australia’ special conditions for tax concession entities

August 2011

Introduction

This submission briefly outlines some of the key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector in response to the release by Treasury of draft legislation that will restate the 'in Australia' special conditions for tax concession entities.

 

 

Submission to The Treasury

Better targeting of not-for-profit tax concessions

July 2011

Introduction

This submission briefly outlines key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector (NFPs) in response to The Treasury Consultation Paper of 27 May 2011 ‘Better targeting of not-for-profit tax concessions’.

Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee

Inquiry into Finance for Social Organisations

June 2011

Introduction

This brief submission provides a summary of discussions and consultations CCA has had with not-for-profit organisations, a number of key finance sector organisations, government officials and investors in the not-for-profit sector.  The submission should be read as a collation of views rather than a formal CCA policy position statement.   

National Press Club Address
16 June 2011

Thank you very much for having me here today. I have long been an
occasional listener, albeit from a distance, to these lunch time addresses and
I find it an extraordinary privilege to be at this podium today.

As I’ve said many times this year, I feel somewhat awkward about having
been named the 2011 Australian of the Year. Let me explain.

Introduction

This submission briefly outlines a response to the consultation paper: Scoping study for a national not-for-profit regulator.  It has been prepared through a process of consultation with the membership of the Community Council for Australia (see Appendix 1 list of CCA members) and key organisations in the not-for-profit sector.