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Most of us in the charity sector believe in transparency, but it is both hypocritical and ill-informed for this government to argue the community is demanding more transparency from charities in disaster recovery or in any other area, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 12 August 2021.

Dear Prime Minister, We believe there are six issues that could quickly and effectively be addressed should your government choose to prioritise the needs of communities facing lockdowns across Australia. Charities large and small are a critical part of Australia’s economic and social infrastructure, especially in times of emergency or crisis.  You have recognised this role in some of the measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we welcome this recognition.

In focusing more on short-term political expediency and media management of issues, governments push aside good policy practices. Our wellbeing, our society and our future are the losers, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 27 July 2021.

If charities fail to participate as advocates in the political process, the real losers of the next election will be the communities we serve writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 17 June 2021.

Charities need to invest in monitoring, evaluating, and identifying failure. Anything less would make charities not much better than a government in denial that anything is wrong. And in many ways, that is so much worse than failure writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 3 June 2021