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We know the level of government funding for charities to provide contracted services is generally inadequate, yet somehow this has become an acceptable situation. If governments are going to fund charities to provide services in our communities, they need to pay for what it is being delivered, including all the costs of delivering quality services writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 24 October 2019.

In the Spring edition of CCA News:  Minister talks charities; ACNC performance; fixing fundraising; Impact Investing Report; It Takes a Village, Education is everyone's business; and CCA News.

In the struggle to survive, you must get the basics of CEO and Board right - and closing a charity is not always a bad outcome, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 10 October.

To be effective, you have to say no to some things, give yourself permission to not do everything, and to not do everything you do well, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 26 September 2019.

Where you live and the postcode of the school you attend will have a significant impact in determining your opportunities. We need to start addressing the educational bias that limits opportunities for people living in rural and regional Australia, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 12 September 2019.

CCA's submission to the The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Performance review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) outlines key issues in relation to the performance of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) as a regulator for Australian charities.

This week a new report and a respected senior public servant have both highlighted that social inclusion is a key to future growth in prosperity in Australia. Social inclusion is not just part of the work of charities, it is the reason many charities exist. It is time charities get a seat at the table, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 August 2019.

In the run up to the Consumer Affairs Forum meeting of Australia's consumer affairs ministers on 30 August, CCA David Crosbie is not hopeful of action to #fixfundraising and writes that it seems charities are destined to sit outside the major national policy agenda on congestion busting, forced to operate in dysfunctional regulatory systems. As comfortable bureaucracies meet with each other to sign off on inaction, the reasonable expectations of charities assume miracle status. Surely Australia can do better than this? 

As public policy increasingly backs the pursuit of individualism over the strength of our communities, we desperately need to promote empathy. We need to get more people standing in each other’s shoes writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 1 August 2019.

Charities are too important to be relegated to the bottom of the government priorities pile, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 17 July 2019 - reflecting on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first major public speech as head of the newly-elected government.