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New independent research has highlighted how State and Territory governments across Australia are making it very difficult for charities to run fundraising events or put a ‘donate here’ button on their website. 

No 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.

Holding government to account means calling out dysfunctional bureaucratic practices. We can make a difference if we work together. Right now the Charities Crisis Cabinet needs your input to push fundraising reform writes CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 25 March 2021.

This submission provides an overview of critical concerns held by the Community Council for Australia (CCA) in relation to the proposed changes to governance standard three in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013 to expand the scope of impermissible activities that registered charities must not engage in or promote others to engage in.

This submission outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector to support our communities and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.

CCA acknowledges that 2021 will need to be a year that emphasises recovery for Australia as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19. A government committed to building economic and social resilience across Australia would actively encourage and invest in more effective and efficient charitable organisations delivering better outcomes for our communities.

CCA Chair Rev Tim Costello has today joined with others in asking companies to seriously consider giving back to their communities rather than giving money back to the Australian Taxation Office.

Governments, companies, and industry bodies all have an exceptional opportunity to encourage giving and an investment of what was taxpayer dollars directly back into our communities to support recovery and strengthen communities, writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 January 2021.