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David Crosbie is the CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

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It’s time.

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Every charity that wants to advocate for their community should now be thinking about developing an election action plan, writes David Crosbie.

Worse than failure

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  When we reflect on what government failures around COVID-19 quarantine and the vaccination roll out mean for the charities sector, the question of how charities deal with responsibilities, targets and performance measures emerges as a fundamental issue, writes David Crosbie.

For those that do hold a hose

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th May 2021 -  Research reveals that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own, it requires investment, writes David Crosbie, who calls on governments, policy makers, philanthropists, charities and not for profits to all prioritise volunteering.

What’s the price of community resilience?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  A new set of priorities is emerging for governments around the need to build resilient communities, but focusing on the physical infrastructure is only a small part of the community resilience story, writes David Crosbie, reflecting on the upcoming federal budget.

Is that just the way it is?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd April 2021 -  The successful prosecution of a police officer in the George Floyd murder trial shows how radical change can occur in the fight against ingrained discrimination, writes David Crosbie, who says our own reckoning in Australia is yet to come.   

Charities, power and politics

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  If we are to build the kind of Australia we want to live in, it is now, during the lead up to the next election that charities need to be actively advocating for themselves, their causes and their communities, writes David Crosbie.

Holding governments to account

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Faced with an avoidance approach from many areas of government, it is up to charities to not only call this behaviour out, but also to drive the change they want to see, writes David Crosbie, who outlines a plan to create fundraising reform.

The shifting shape of government relations

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities to adjust or be left behind, writes David Crosbie.

Pushing back: The role of charities in strengthening our democracy

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  If proposed amendments to the powers of the ACNC are passed by the Parliament, there would be major consequences – it’s not going to make our government stronger, writes David Crosbie.

Advocacy and disrupted government

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th February 2021 -  Government as we knew it has been disrupted. The challenge for charities is to adapt and engage through new mediums and shine our own lights on issues that matter, such as the ongoing fight to fix fundraising regulation, writes David Crosbie.

Giving back by giving to

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th January 2021 -  Companies that over-estimated their future losses during the pandemic are being encouraged to return some of the tax-payer funded JobKeeper payments they received to the government. But what if there was a better way to contribute back to our community in this time of need, a way that would generate many ongoing additional benefits, writes David Crosbie.

The digital divide between charities

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  As charities look to the year ahead, they could do worse than begin this reflection by asking if they might benefit from more effective use of technology in the way they go about their work, writes David Crosbie.
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