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CCA provides media commentary on issues important to charities and NFPs and CCA CEO David Crosbie writes fortnightly in Pro Bono News on sector issues. We keep our member CEOs and senior staff up to date via CCA's Daily Diary - a frank daily analysis of the national context, issues and news of interest to charity leaders (all in a two-minute read). Charity leaders who would like to know more, please contact our Partnerships Manager, Deborah Smith, info@communitycouncil.com.au

As you frame policies to promote a more open, safe and productive community, charities and not-for-profits want to be part of the solution, part of rebuilding our communities and boosting our economy.  We hope you will continue to acknowledge our role and support us in our work to strengthen Australian communities through this pandemic and into the future.

‘Can-do must-do’ has driven seismic shifts in the way charities approach their work, to not just meet the needs of their communities, but to excel. We have seeds of change - time to leverage them for reform across our sector and beyond.  CCA CEO David Crosbie looks at three big positives for the charity sector that have come out of the pandemic in Pro Bono News, 24 February 2022.

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.

For the last two years charities have moved mountains to be able to continue serving their communities. That work is far from done. At a time when silence empowers injustice, it’s time to make some noise writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 27 January 2022.

The challenge for 2022 is to build on the remarkable collective strengths we have seen in 2021 – it is time to disrupt the power of those seeking to silence and divide us, writes CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 16 December 2021.

In light of the Jenkins report, CCA CEO David Crosbie writes in Pro Bono News, 2 December 2021: Charities should be places where we model, champion, and enforce the values of respect and safety for all. This only happens if there is a real commitment to ensure the values at the core of most charities are embedded in our structures, processes and relationships. When we choose to call out misconduct in our organisations and our communities, when we choose to challenge bullying and discrimination, we are not just making a difference, we are enacting the fundamental values of charity. 

Cut-through with an image. This election campaign, CCA CEO David Crosbie wants to see 10,000 powerful images of charities making a difference, and to know that every political candidate is seeking opportunities to be in a picture with a charity. Pro Bono News, 18 November 2021.

The gap between where charities are and where they might like to be can only ever be breached if more resources are allocated to bridging the digital divide between charities and between communities writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 4 November 2021.

The performance of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission has declined when it should be improving. Turning a blind eye to poor performance is not an option, especially in a regulator whose function is primarily about enabling charities to better serve communities, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 October 2021.

Charities can ensure the needs of their communities are front and centre in every one of our 151 electorates. They have the power to change the kind of Australia we live in. This election, charities can and should exercise that power writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 7 October 2021.