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...
Rev Tim Costello, Chair of the Community Council for Australia has today commended the Federal government for committing to fix Australia’s antiquated fundraising regulations. ‘We are delighted that both the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Assistant Minister for Charities Zed Seselja have today agreed to prioritise cutting red tape for charities. Once implemented, the one stop registration changes to charitable fundraising regulations will mean increased transparency and less red tape for thousands of charities across Australia. Charities will be able to spend millions of d
As we look to 2021, the charities sector needs to focus more on collective action, increasing our capacity to serve our communities and push back against political bias and attempts to intimidate charities or silence criticism writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 10 December 2020.
Charities are more than the good work they do. Charities are drivers of productivity, economic and social change - and charities should be central to the drive to create increased employment across Australia. Why aren't they asks CCA CEO David Crosbie in this contribution to Pro Bono News, 26 November 2020
2020 has demonstrated to all of us how vitally important it is to remain connected and to support our communities. On December 1st we have an opportunity to lend our voices to help amplify the collective spirit of generosity we have seen time and time again this year, by supporting the Australian GivingTuesday campaign.
Reform does not come to those who wait. We must get better at promoting our value. Giving Tuesday 2020 (1 December) could be a day when charities not only did good work, but also became their own best advocates writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 12 November 2020.