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Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie outlines the top five things he would like to see an incoming government commit to.  Pro Bono News, 11 April 2019.

If charities all work a little harder to communicate our messages during elections, we will be much closer to achieving the kind of Australia we want to live in, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 March 2019.

An update for CCA Members and friends covering leadership; planning for the future of the sector; capacity development; Budget 2019; shifting sands at the ACNC;, advocacy; fundraising; and the launch of CCA's first Australia we want solutions campaign: It Takes a Village, Education is everyone's business.

 

CCA CEO David Crosbie talks with ABC News Breakfast about the role we all have in valuing education, and supporting our young people to dream big and stick with education.  

It Takes a Village - Education is everyone's business

If you could help a kid achieve their dreams, would you? 

We know parents and teachers play a crucial role in our kids’ education, but have you thought about the role other people in our kids’ lives – the people in our ‘village’ – play too?

Research released today reveals that the overwhelming majority of Australians – seven in ten people - believe that the responsibility to keep our young people in education rests on the shoulders of everyone, not just teachers and parents.  The findings come as the Community Council for Australia launches the ‘It Takes a Village: Education is everyone’s business’ campaign (www.ittakesavillage.org.au) – a community-led campaign aimed at mobilising Australians to take a greater role in the education and future success of our young people. 

There has never been a more important time for the charities sector to plan for the future than now, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 February 2019.

CCA and the #fixfundraising coalition of peak bodies campaigning to fix state fundraising laws welcomed the release of a Senate committee report into fundraising, but are frustrated and concerned over a lack of decisive action

The popular media debate about government performance often focuses on political games and short-term point scoring, but what matters most in our communities is the quality of government services and effective regulation that protects us all, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 February 2019.

This submission outlines nine measures the Community Council for Australia (CCA) believes will significantly strengthen Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector and drive real economic savings for government over the coming financial year and beyond.