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...
Charitable fundraising regulation has been a major issue for charities across Australia for more than a decade. The Community Council for Australia (CCA) has provided numerous submissions, open letters and participated in many inquiries on this issue. All have failed to improve the situation for charities.
As charities impacted by COVID-19 desperately pivot to online fundraising to replace income lost from their usual face-to-face activities, it is critical that we fix fundraising regulations, writes CC CEO David Crosbie, including a draft set of regulatory principles supported by the Charities Crisis Cabinet.
The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that 320,000 charity workers are receiving JobKeeper. When it ends, charities will need a higher level of investment if Australia is to achieve the post-pandemic economic recovery we are all hoping for, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 10 September 2020.
CCA's submission emphasises that critical engagement in preparation and response to disasters requires active engagement with local communities who live, work, and interact together. These communities can be smaller than local councils, but may also cross council or even State/Territory borders. Better coordination and collaboration at all levels of government is required - but if there is no representation of charites and not-for-profits, no ongoing voice about needs within communities, it will not work.
Central government planning for local community needs without the active...
The Community Council for Australia is calling on Australians to get behind an innovative new initiative launched today by the Australian Mint that has the potential to deliver millions of dollars in additional funding to charities and community organisations each year.