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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 chariites 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 engagement of local communities and those who work with them is a recipe for wasting time and resources.

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. 

The Charities Crisis Cabinet Pre-Budget Submission recommends ten measures to deliver real benefits to government and strengthen our communities. Charities and NFPs want to be part of the solution, part of rebuilding communities and boosting our economy.

Charities can be key drivers of social and economic recovery across Australia - and should make their case in the federal budget process writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News as he shares ten recommendations from the Charities Crisis Cabinet that could make a big difference as we rebuild our communities and boost our economy.

Charities Crisis Cabinet Co-Chairs, Rev Tim Costello AO and Susan Pascoe AM have written to our Prime Minister asking that the critical role played by charities and our capacity to make a difference, both economically and in terms of wellbeing, be considered and incorporated into your government’s national policy development and agenda setting.

The narrative we should be promoting is that charities are leaders of change, building a better Australia across all our communities. We know the problems, and we have the solutions, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 6 August 2020.

Charities across Australia are frustrated with governments not acting to remove out of date regulations and duplication preventing registered charities being able to legitimately fundraise on-line.

According to David Crosbie, CEO of the CCA, “Now more than ever, we need to enable charities to pivot to on-line fundraising, but multiple levels of government bureaucracy is strangling charities by making them satisfy seven different sets of regulations requiring at least six weeks of pointless compliance work.

Good data is imperative to making the case for charities. Without input from charities, we will not have the data we need.  CCA CEO David Crosbie writes for Pro Bono News on the need for data now and into the future.

Right now charities have a unique chance to re-define our relationship with government writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News. The principle of shared commitment to improving outcomes for our communities must be the starting point and the end point.

AN OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS FROM THE CHARITIES CRISIS CABINET, 14 June 2020

The Charities Crisis Cabinet has written to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers asking them to address several measures across Federal and State jurisdictions to ensure charities can continue to serve their communities and provide much needed services.  The measures promote giving, reduce red tape, enable access to new capital and support increased productivity.  Over the next 12 months and beyond, charities and not-for-profits want to be part of the solution, part of rebuilding our communities and boosting our economy.