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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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Biting the cybersecurity bullet

The threat of cyberattack is a very unwelcome pressure on charities – but the need for data security clearly highlights why paying what it takes must be the bottom line in all charity and NFP funding, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 30 November 2022.

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A wonderful appointment

There is a lot to be pleased about with the appointment of Susan Woodward to the role of ACNC commissioner, and that brings its own obligations on all of us. Susan and her team will need the active collaboration of the charities sector if we are to ensure the ACNC emerges once again as the best charity regulator in the world writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 November 2022.

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Media Release – Charities welcome Susan Woodward AM as new Commissioner

The charities sector is delighted to welcome Sue Woodward AM as the new Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC). Rev Tim Costello, Chair of CCA said; ‘Susan Woodward has already established a national reputation for her outstanding work on behalf of charities at Justice Connect. Susan is a respected charity law expert, and has worked collaboratively across the charities sector for many years. I cannot think of a more appropriate appointment.’

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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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