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As we look to 2021, the charities sector needs to focus more on collective action, increasing our capacity to serve our communities and push back against political bias and attempts to intimidate charities or silence criticism writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 10 December 2020.

Charities are more than the good work they do. Charities are drivers of productivity, economic and social change - and charities should be central to the drive to create increased employment across Australia. Why aren't they asks CCA CEO David Crosbie in this contribution to Pro Bono News, 26 November 2020

2020 has demonstrated to all of us how vitally important it is to remain connected and to support our communities. On December 1st we have an opportunity to lend our voices to help amplify the collective spirit of generosity we have seen time and time again this year, by supporting the Australian GivingTuesday campaign.

Reform does not come to those who wait. We must get better at promoting our value. Giving Tuesday 2020 (1 December) could be a day when charities not only did good work, but also became their own best advocates writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 12 November 2020.

At a time when we know some charity workers are struggling, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge how critical charity workers are to our future, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 29 October 2020.

If we are to build back better, charities will need to play a much more prominent role in policy making for the communities they serve, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 15 October 2020.

The launch of Imperative21 signals a substantial movement seeking to reframe the purpose of business around benefitting our communities. It’s time for charities to look beyond government and consider where potential alliances might be formed with business, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 1 October 2020

Summary Submission

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.