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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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Working for purpose deserves its own reward

We have eroded the conditions of charity and nfp workers over the last 20 years – time to implement a workforce strategy and invest in our staff. If we don’t – communities across Australia will pay a higher price for diminished services and support., writes CCA CEO David Crosbie.

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COP 31 Base Camp

Interested in what you can do about climate change and what role your organisation might play in COP31 which is likely to be held in Australia in 2026? Then this is a key event for your diary. Sydney, 1 November, 1.00pm-5.30pm.

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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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