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...
Article by MICHAEL PASCOE published in the SMH on 2/9/13
Kevin Andrews’ last big contribution to Australian public life was when he was Immigration Minister and totally botched the Dr Mohamed Haneef case, defaming and wrongly imprisoning the innocent doctor. The indications are that he intends to pick up in the style with which he left off, this time as Family and Human Services Minister.
The Hon Kevin Andrews MP Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services
Sunday 1 September 2013
Desperation has now seen Labor launch a scare campaign about the not-for-profit sector. The Coalition released its policy over a year ago and it seems Labor has now caught up with our plan to cut red tape and make life for the sector easier.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus
Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury
ABBOTT TURNS HIS BACK ON THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR
Today we saw another indication that the Coalition will seek to ignore the not-for-profit sector and silence them from speaking out against the savage cuts they have planned.
Labor banned the use of the Howard Government’s ‘gag clauses’ at a Federal level and established the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Article by Prof Myles McGregor-Lowndes published in ProBono 3/9/13
Has there been a sneaky ‘roll back’ of the regulatory role of the ACNC back to the ATO or just another complicating legislative tax issue, asksProfessor Myles McGregor-Lowndes,
Article by ROYCE MILLAR published front page of the Age and other Fairfax outlets September 01, 2013
If Tony Abbott is elected prime minister on Saturday he will abolish the watchdog established by Labor to keep an eye on the billions of dollars received and spent by Australian charities each year. Why?