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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The charities sector is delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Leigh as the new Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury.

Charities across Australia are looking forward to working with the new Labor government to address the critical need for reform and stronger support of the charities and not-for-profit (NFP) sector.

CCA's Annual Report 2020 is now available. Our thanks to CCA members and partners for your involvement and support in a challenging year for charities and communities.

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.