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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What makes the floods in NSW and QLD even more devastating is that governments knew they were coming and did very little to prepare, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, who argues it is time charities and community groups were placed at the centre of resilience and recovery. 

As you frame policies to promote a more open, safe and productive community, charities and not-for-profits want to be part of the solution, part of rebuilding our communities and boosting our economy.  We hope you will continue to acknowledge our role and support us in our work to strengthen Australian communities through this pandemic and into the future.

‘Can-do must-do’ has driven seismic shifts in the way charities approach their work, to not just meet the needs of their communities, but to excel. We have seeds of change - time to leverage them for reform across our sector and beyond.  CCA CEO David Crosbie looks at three big positives for the charity sector that have come out of the pandemic in Pro Bono News, 24 February 2022.

This submission outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector to support our communities and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.

For the last two years charities have moved mountains to be able to continue serving their communities. That work is far from done. At a time when silence empowers injustice, it’s time to make some noise writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 27 January 2022.