Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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David Crosbie is the CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

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The Forgotten People

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  There is much our current leaders could learn from the views of Australia’s longest serving prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies about how to make Australia a better place, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Making Education Our Business

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  If we want stronger communities, a more prosperous, productive and happier Australia, inclusive education must be a higher priority, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Freedom of Speech for Sale

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -  If the charity sector accepts government restrictions on its public voice, it will be a sad day for Australian democracy and it will mean that free speech is for sale in Australia, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Give Me Knowledge, Not Numbers

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th July 2017 -  A successful and transparent charity delivering on its purpose should not be sucked into discussions about whether it should be spending 10 per cent or 15 per cent on its overheads, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Divide and Conquer

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  With environmental charities in the firing line over DGR status the sector must stay strong and not become divided, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Avoiding a Democratic Car Crash

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  This week has highlighted how important it is for us to be brave in our advocacy and stand up for democracy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Advocacy, Politics and Mowing the Lawn

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  Charities in Australia currently enjoy some of the strongest legal protections in the world to engage in advocacy, but we should never take these protections for granted, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Is This a Fair Budget?

Budget Opinion

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal budget of so called “fairness” has in some ways reset the government’s priorities and reflects the influence the charity sector can have through effective advocacy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Australian Values?  Who Are We kidding?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Our Australian “values” need to be grounded in the reality of life in Australian communities and not just a list of words we agree to, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.

Tough Times?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 13th April 2017 -  There are flaws in Australia’s “tough times” narrative and concerned charities should understand that this discourse is not about our economy but about politics, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.

Sticking to Our Knitting

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 30th March 2017 -  Minister Dutton and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations have done civil society a service by encouraging us to think about our purpose and our knitting – and the need to gather up more balls of wool and knit one, purl one, argues CEO of Community Council for Australia David Crosbie.

Victoria Takes a Lead in Fundraising Reform

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th March 2017 -  In the coming months Australia’s charity sector has an opportunity to take a huge step forward in fundraising regulation reform, with Victoria leading the way, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie.
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