COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR AUSTRALIA

We are an independent member-based 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 community organisations - not against them. Find out more...

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Across Australia there are many beacons of excellence, lighthouse programs showing the way in so many communities. Unfortunately, most will not last, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 September 2017.  He goes on to offer seven ways to extend program life.

Over the coming month, major political parties will be deciding whether charities should be exempted from new restrictions on election campaigning to be introduced as part of reforms to overseas donations to political parties. Charites should not be treated like other political actors, argues CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 September 2017.

Public Interest / Private Interest – A Fundamental Distinction

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters - Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto – including overseas donations and the role of third parties

CCA's  submission is based on a Position Paper developed in collaboration with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Philanthropy Australia. 

Charities are an expression of trust in our communities and our democracy, yet trust is declining in Australia and worldwide. So we must continue to honour and enhance the trust charities enjoy if we are to be an effective antidote against increased fear and loss of hope, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 31 August 2017:

Tim Costello talks about the mess of fundraising regulation that is costing millions.  We can fix it now.  With minor amendments to the Australian Consumer Law and the work of the ACNC. 

Consumer Affairs Ministers are meeting on 31 August. It's time for regulation that works.  Improved accountability.  Improved transparency.  More money going to work for communities. ABC News 24, 30 August 2017: