COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR AUSTRALIA

 

We are an independent member-based 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 community organisations - not against them. Find out more...

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A pre-election survey of over 3,400 voters across the 20 most marginal electorates in Australia conducted for the Community Council for Australia (CCA) by Piazza Research found that: 91% of voters are involved in charities; 91% say charities are important to their community and our future; 84% of voters want donations to all registered charities to be tax deductible and 57% of undecided electors are likely vote for candidates who want government to work better with charities.

A new survey reveals voters in marginal seats strongly support fundraising reform for the charities sector, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 5 May 2022.  David says the current mess is the result of a combination of Federation, bureaucracy, the digital world, condescension and lack of political will.

A pre-election survey of over 3,400 voters across the 20 most marginal electorates in Australia conducted for the Community Council for Australia by Piazza Research found that: Across all surveyed electorates, high proportions (74% to 92%) of electors wanted to see their local MP make greater efforts to get the Australian Government to improve fundraising rules to make it easier for charities to raise money.

It is time for charities and community groups to claim their role in the most important challenge facing Australia – the capacity of communities to adapt to climate change, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 April 2022.

MEDIA RELEASE 12 April 2022:  Election time is selfie time for almost every political candidate.  And what better selfie to have circulating on social media than a cut through photo of a political candidate visiting a local do-good charity or community group?  

News photographer Mike Bowers has agreed to judge a special weekly award of $2000 for the best ‘poli-pix’ in a competition to encourage more engagement between politicians and their local charities and community groups. The Poli-pix competition is jointly run by the Community Council for Australia and Our Community....