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

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Sorry – Again!

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the Australian Reconciliation Convention in 1997, and the progress, or lack thereof, that has been made since to close the gap.

It’s All About The Evidence

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st February 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie shares an extract from his opening statement before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and why the CCA are concerned the proposed legislation could impose new administrative and compliance requirements on charities.

Passive or Active – The Challenge for 2018

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 18th January 2018 -  We should never underestimate the importance of collective voices writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, as he sets a challenge for charities to be more active in 2018.

A Year to Be Proud Of

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st December 2017 -  The most positive aspect of 2017 has been the way so many in the sector have come together to push back against those seeking to diminish it, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

A Crackdown On Advocacy – Coming to a Charity Near You

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  If charities want to retain the ability to engage in advocacy, they will have to push back against those who believe participation in the public contest of ideas should be restricted to the rich and powerful, write Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Australians Want to Hear the Voices of Charities – Politicians Take Note

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  Recent studies show that an overwhelming majority of Australians support the idea that the voice of charities is an important part of our democracy and all politicians would do well to take note, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Nightmares and Good Policy

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  The diminution of evidence-based public policy and the rise of vested-interest fuelled popularism means the public voice of charities has never been more critical, writes CEO of the Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie.

Shifting the Dial: From Profits and Process to Community Building

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th October 2017 -  The Productivity Commission report Shifting the Dial released this week challenges national policy makers and undermines the positions of some of the most powerful vested interests in national politics, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Have You Been Commodified?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  Charities will only realise their potential when they can collectively push the pendulum back away from “commodification” towards funding models that reward responsiveness and effectiveness, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia David Crosbie.

Beyond the Program Epitaph

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Across Australia there are many beacons of excellence, lighthouse programs showing the way in so many communities. Unfortunately, most will not last, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, as he offers seven ways to extend program life.

Public Interest / Private Interest – A Fundamental Distinction

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th September 2017 -  Over the coming month, major political parties will be deciding whether charities should be exempted from new restrictions on election campaigning to be introduced as part of reforms to overseas donations to political parties. In this article, CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie argues charities should not be treated like other political actors.

Building Trust

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  Charities are an expression of trust in our communities and our democracy, yet trust is declining in Australia and worldwide. So we must continue to honour and enhance the trust charities enjoy if we are to be an effective antidote against increased fear and loss of hope, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie.
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