Charities Crisis Cabinet
The Charities Crisis Cabinet met for the first time on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. The Cabinet is co-Chaired by Rev Tim Costello AO and Susan Pascoe AM and draws on the leadership and experience of leaders from across the breadth of the 57,000 strong charities sector. It will seek to enable charities to support their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those most vulnerable to increased harm, and ensure as many charities as possible can effectively contribute to building flourishing communities after the crisis. The Charities Crisis Cabinet draws on the experience, knowledge and networks of leaders from across the diversity of the charities sector to highlight issues and consider responses.
The Community Council for Australia provides secretariat support for the Charities Crisis Cabinet.
Charity Crisis Cabinet Positions:
Charities Crisis Cabinet Open Letter to All Governments: Charities are rising to the challenges – let us be part of the solution, 19 August 2021
Letter to Prime Minister and National Cabinet, Charities seeking to work with government on critical COVID-19 responses, 27 July 2021
Independent research reveals charities and NFPs drowning in red tape because of outdated fundraising laws, 28 May 2021
Open Letter to the Prime Minister, Momentum needed to improve digital inclusion and digital transformation, 4 March 2021
Open Letter to the Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charities concerned about income tax cuts, 30 September 2020
Proposed Australian Fundraising Principles, updated 22 September 2020
Charities Crisis Cabinet Submission responding to the proposed cross-border recognition model for charitable fundraisers and proposed Australian Fundraising Principles, 18 September 2020
Charities Crisis Cabinet Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21, 24 August 2020
Open Letter to the Prime Minister, 20 August 2020
Open Letter to Australian Governments, 14 June 2020
Open Letter to Australian Governments, 23 April 2020
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