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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

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Charities across Australia are frustrated with governments not acting to remove out of date regulations and duplication preventing registered charities being able to legitimately fundraise on-line.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

To create jobs, boost economic activity and strengthen support for our communities Government should turn its ‘laser-like focus’ on job creation towards charities, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 11 June 2020.

Australian charities employ 1.3 million people, rely on over 3.5 million volunteers, turn over more than $150 billion each year, and contribute 8% of Australia’s GDP.  They are vital to our economy and to our communities.  New research shows 200,000 charity jobs are now at risk.

Where we draw lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’, included and excluded, as we respond to a crisis like C19 says a lot about who we are, what we value, about our own humanity. The best lines are not about labels and categories, but about need writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 May 2020.