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...
'Our work together over the past decade has built credibility and capacity, both of which have proved crucial over the past few months.' CCA Chair, Tim Costello thanks members and partners at our AGM. 2019 was a big year… and then came 2020. Our 2019 Annual Report is now available.
To create jobs, boost economic activity and strengthen support for our communities Government should turn its ‘laser-like focus’ on job creation towards charities, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 11 June 2020.
Australian charities employ 1.3 million people, rely on over 3.5 million volunteers, turn over more than $150 billion each year, and contribute 8% of Australia’s GDP. They are vital to our economy and to our communities. New research shows 200,000 charity jobs are now at risk.
Where we draw lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’, included and excluded, as we respond to a crisis like C19 says a lot about who we are, what we value, about our own humanity. The best lines are not about labels and categories, but about need writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 May 2020.
The past six months have demonstrated that the shortest route to greater trust is pursuing common good, not sectional interests – this is true for charities and government. As we move into a post COVID-19 retraction of government expenditure and an economic recession, the capacity to demonstrate the value charities provide our communities may well be the most critical factor in determining how vulnerable we are CCA CEO writes David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 May 2020.