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Community Council
for Australia

We are an independent member-based charity peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.  In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for charities and community organisations – not against them.

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Do we really value diversity? Really?

CCA CEO David Crosbie thinks Imagine Canada is right – and it probably applies in Australia – diversity in our sector means diminished pay, diminished conditions, diminished opportunity. And that’s not good enough. Do we really value diversity? Really? Pro Bono News, 17 November 2022.

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Changing our future

CCA CEO David Crosbie asks, ‘Does the charities sector needs to have stronger ownership of policy development groups, if government will not properly resource them?’ Pro Bono News, 3 November 2022.

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Finding a new way forward

To change Australia for the better, we will all need to play our part in advocating for fundamental structural reform of our Federal Budget, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 25 October 2022.

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Smoothing the way forward

Some days it all feels like an uphill struggle, but if we look carefully there are many small victories incrementally smoothing our path forward, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 19 October 2022.

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To access more news go to our News page here.
To access earlier CCA’s submissions go here.

CEO David Crosbie contributes weekly to the go to news for and about charities, community, volunteers and change-making, The Community Advocate

The archive of David’s thought pieces for Pro Bono News 2016-23 is available here

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The CCA Board, chaired by Rev Tim Costello AO, is elected by our members and brings expertise and experience from across the charities sector to CCA.

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