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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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Media Release – Charities welcome Treasurers’ agreement to reform fundraising

Charities are delighted that progress is being made to fix the duplication and red tape that engulfs any charity seeking to fundraise online or in most parts of Australia. CCA Chair Tim Costello said, ‘governments and communities across Australia will gain increased value from the donations and funding charities receive if Treasurers follow through on their commitments and jointly remove the interstate road blocks on fundraising.’

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Too much love?

A new Government much more involved in working with charities and communities is positive. The challenge remains to achieve meaningful change. That might best start with charities thinking about capacity, focus and resilience, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News.

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CCA Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24

This submission outlines ten 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.

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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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