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Community Council
for Australia

We are an independent member-based charity peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.  In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for charities and community organisations – not against them.

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Is the starvation cycle here to stay?

Cutting back on organisational infrastructure and capacity to ensure there is enough funding for programs to remain viable – a phenomenon known as the starvation cycle – is an unfortunate reality for most charities and not-for-profits, writes David Crosbie.

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CCA Submission to the Department of Social Security – A stronger more diverse and independent community sector

The questions about what needs to be done to strengthen the community services sector through better contracting arrangements have been repeatedly discussed and generally agreed by the sector, and by key inquiries and reports over more than a decade. The most important question that now needs to be answered is whether the Department of Social Services has any real intention or commitment to implement any of the changes required?

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More decoration or meaningful reform?

When it comes to government forging a stronger community sector, the time for asking questions is over. It’s action that is now required, writes Community Council for Australia CEO, David Crosbie.

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To access earlier CCA’s submissions go here.

CEO David Crosbie contributes weekly to the go to news for and about charities, community, volunteers and change-making, The Community Advocate

The archive of David’s thought pieces for Pro Bono News 2016-23 is available here

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