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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.

Charities need to be independent, but that does not mean they should be cut adrift by government to fend on their own, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie, in Pro Bono News.

Surely charities can do better than accept assumption-ridden superficial measures developed by unknown economists from outside of the sector, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie as the ACNC considers measures for Object 1 b of the ACNC Act.  Pro Bono News, 17 January 2019.

Sometimes it takes dark times to see bright stars, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, who reflects on 2018 and says he is looking forward to seeing more bright stars shine across the charity sector next year. Pro Bono News, 20 December, 2018.

If I could have anything, I would like to see a more compassionate Australia in 2019, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News.

CCA Members and Friends - Our thanks for your support and involvement in 2018. It has been an important year, and one in which our collective strength and voice has made a difference. Our very best wishes to you and your family, and your community.  Click through for a little bit of festive fun!