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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

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.

COVID19 spurred a burgeoning digital revolution. Many charities will build on this to better serve purpose. Others are being left behind. Ignoring the digital divide between charities should not be an option for our sector writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 January 2021.

It's time to farewell 2020. What better way than to join Charities Crisis Cabinet co-chairs, Rev Tim Costello AO and Adjunct Prof Susan Pascoe AM and peers from across our sector in a charities singalong.

Rev Tim Costello, Chair of the Community Council for Australia has today commended the Federal government for committing to fix Australia’s antiquated fundraising regulations.  ‘We are delighted that both the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Assistant Minister for Charities Zed Seselja have today agreed to prioritise cutting red tape for charities.  Once implemented, the one stop registration changes to charitable fundraising regulations will mean increased transparency and less red tape for thousands of charities across Australia.  Charities will be able to spend millions of d

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.