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...
Charities Crisis Cabinet Co-Chairs, Rev Tim Costello AO and Susan Pascoe AM have written to our Prime Minister asking that the critical role played by charities and our capacity to make a difference, both economically and in terms of wellbeing, be considered and incorporated into your government’s national policy development and agenda setting.
The narrative we should be promoting is that charities are leaders of change, building a better Australia across all our communities. We know the problems, and we have the solutions, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 6 August 2020.
Charities across Australia are frustrated with governments not acting to remove out of date regulations and duplication preventing registered charities being able to legitimately fundraise on-line.
According to David Crosbie, CEO of the CCA, “Now more than ever, we need to enable charities to pivot to on-line fundraising, but multiple levels of government bureaucracy is strangling charities by making them satisfy seven different sets of regulations requiring at least six weeks of pointless compliance work.
Good data is imperative to making the case for charities. Without input from charities, we will not have the data we need. CCA CEO David Crosbie writes for Pro Bono News on the need for data now and into the future.
Right now charities have a unique chance to re-define our relationship with government writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News. The principle of shared commitment to improving outcomes for our communities must be the starting point and the end point.