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...
CCA's Annual Report 2020 is now available. Our thanks to CCA members and partners for your involvement and support in a year that has challenged our sector like no other. In the word of Chair, Rev Tim Costello, 'Little did we know how 2020 would play out for so many people and organisations – including CCA. I must say now, on reflection, that I am proud of the way CCA has responded and how the charities sector has pulled together to help us all cope with the challenges of this pandemic.'
New research shows that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own. Praise for the vital contribution volunteers make is not enough - it's time governments, philanthropists, community, charities and NFPs prioritised and invested in volunteering, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 20 May 2021.
Pre-Budget announcements speak to a new and emerging priority for governments: the need to build community resilience. Charities need to engage with this agenda and highlight the value of their work and how it contributes writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 6 May 2021
The successful prosecution of a police officer in the George Floyd murder trial shows how radical change can occur in the fight against ingrained discrimination. Our own reckoning in Australia is yet to come, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 April 2021.
If we are to build the kind of Australia we want to live in, it is now, during the lead up to the next election that charities need to be actively advocating for themselves, their causes and their communities, writes CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 8 April 2021.