Charities Crisis Cabinet

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:

Independent research reveals charities and NFPs drowning in red tape because of outdated fundraising laws, 28 May 2021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

Enabling greater charitable fundraising during COVID-19 crisis, 22 April 2020


You can support this advocacy by talking with your Members of Parliament.  Useful contacts and links here.




Other News:

Charity Leaders unite to lead charities through Covid-19, Pro Bono News, 1 April

Media Release:  First 'Charities Crisis Cabinet' to meet on Tuesday, 31 March

Charities Crisis Cabinet

Co-Chair, Charities Crisis Cabinet
Chair, Community Directors Council
Co-Chair, Charities Crisis Cabinet
Chair CCA
Secretary, Charities Crisis Cabinet
CEO Community Council for Australia
CEO Save the Children
Social Services
CEO Catholic Social Services Australia
Research / Impact / Training
CEO, Centre for Social Impact
Community Radio
CEO, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Online and Digital Economy
Group CEO, Infoxchange and Connecting Up
Legal and Governance
Head, Not-for-profit Law, Justice Connect
Migrants and Refugees
CEO, Settlement Services International
Smaller Charities
Group Managing Director Our Community
Emergency Services
CEO OzHarvest
Media and Communication
Founder and CEO Pro Bono Australia
CEO WWF Australia
CEO, Volunteering Australia
International Development
CEO Australian Council for International Development
Deputy Chair CCA, CEO Life Without Barriers