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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This brief submission outlines key areas of opportunity and concern in relation to the proposed new thresholds for charities and proposed related party transaction requirements.CCA welcomes the opportunity to engage with The Treasury on this important issue. In general terms, CCA is supportive of the proposed changes, but with the proviso that unintended consequences, including more onerous reporting and potentially restricting in-kind and at cost support to charities, are factored into the implementation of the proposed measures.

Most of us are working for our collective good - a tiny minority are pushing individualism. We can't allow those who seek to divide us to win. Charities can lift us all by showing what happens when we support each other writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 23 September 2021.

Better Government - and better outcomes for our communities - would be well served by more active engagement with charities and communities writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 9 September 2021.

1 September 2021 - The Charities Crisis Cabinet commends the NSW Government for validating the work charities are doing.  The additional level of support is a good first step in leveraging the vital role charities play.  Hopefully other jurisdictions will follow this example and offer increased engagement and support to enable charities to better serve their communities through lockdowns and into recovery.

There is an opportunity for charities to be more involved in addressing challenges across our communities, but we need to acknowledge that taking on new challenges is not a cost-free exercise, and our staff need support, writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 26 August 2021.