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After the recent launch of the Australia We Want campaign the challenge now is to translate the national conversation into tangible actions to make Australia a better place, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia David Crosbie in Pro Bono Australia News.

National Press Club launch

Launched at the National Press Club on 27 October 2016, The Australia We Want, First Report triggered high interest and discussion around Australia. 

The Australia We Want, First Report provides the first ever benchmark of how Australia, and each State and Territory, is performing against values prioritised by leaders in the charities and not-for-profit sector.  

 

The first Australia We Want report, to be released next week, will set some very import benchmarks towards measuring our progress, but with a challenge to move beyond imagining and start creating a better Australia, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia David Crosbie in Pro Bono News.

It’s here.  It’s time.  We can create the Australia we want – if we are up to the challenge and the vision that leaders from across the charities sector set at the first AusWeWant Roundtable.

Tim Costello, David Crosbie and the CCA Board and membership hope that you will join us at the National Press Club and help launch The Australia We Want, First Report.

 

CCA is pleased to announce that the successful CFO Forums we hosted previously are returning.

The financial, regulatory and political context has developed significantly since our last CFO Forum, with many members experiencing both cost pressures and an even greater need to innovate and better understand the financial challenges ahead. The return of these forums will provide a great opportunity for finance executives to: contribute to policy; meet ministers; share ideas; and engage in dialogue.

DETAILS OF FIRST FORUM

The recent Productivity Commission preliminary findings report into Competition in the Human Services makes for very interesting reading for the Not for Profit sector writes, David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia in Pro Bono News

Not for Profits that invest in the quality of their interactions within both their existing communities and their potential communities, have little to fear from disruption, CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie writes in Pro Bono News.

In October and December 2015, CCA staged a major campaign to promote more robust discussion of mergers and collaborations. The campaign included a series of national forums and the report is a record of the discussion and feedback.

The focus of the forums was the #GoodSave case study presentation by Jayne Meyer Tucker who outlined the ideas and practicalities that drove the merger of Good Beginnings Australia and Save the Children Australia.

Introduction

This Community Council for Australia (CCA) submission briefly outlines some of the key issues for Australia’s not-for-profit sector in response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry Into Introducing Competition And Informed User Choice Into Human Services and the associated discussion paper.  It has been prepared with CCA members (see listing of CCA members, Attachment 1) as well as other key organisations working in the broader not-for-profit sector.