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

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The value of working in the charities sector

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th June 2022 -  The problem currently keeping charity CEOs awake at night is their capacity to attract and retain quality staff, writes David Crosbie, who argues it is time for charities to be actively engaged at a national level in framing more supportive and practical employment policies.

Everything has changed in Australian politics

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd June 2022 -  It is up to us to build on that change through our own organisations, writes David Crosbie, who says charities can learn a lot from the approach taken by climate activists in this election. 

The more things change…

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 19th May 2022 -  Regardless of who wins the election this weekend, it is important to remember that government departments and agencies can be very resilient. If we expect them to change, we need to think about how we can reward the behaviours we want them to adopt, writes David Crosbie.

Wasting our time – marginal seat voters have their say

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 5th May 2022 -  A new survey reveals voters in marginal seats strongly support fundraising reform for the charities sector, writes David Crosbie, who blames the current mess on a combination of Federation, bureaucracy, the digital world, condescension and political will.

Disaster resilience – what does it mean for charities?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 21st April 2022 -  Leaving community resilience to governments who continue to adopt a business-as-usual approach is no longer an option. Charities and community groups must claim their role, writes David Crosbie.

Wrecking government – the challenge for us all

Opinion

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  When a government is no longer willing or capable of fulfilling some of the critical roles of government, where does that leave the charities sector? David Crosbie asks the question. 

More than 1,000 words

Opinion

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 -  Charities need to overcome their natural reluctance to advocate during an election campaign and think about the techniques that will have the greatest impact, even if this means herding animals into photos, writes David Crosbie.

Too little too late – a tale of disaster

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th March 2022 -  What makes the floods in NSW and QLD even more devastating is that governments knew they were coming and did very little to prepare, writes David Crosbie, who argues it is time charities and community groups were placed at the centre of resilience and recovery. 

Watering the seeds of change

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 24th February 2022 -  While the charity sector continues to serve communities despite all the challenges, we should also take the time to recognise both what has been achieved and what lies ahead if we choose to cultivate the seeds of change, writes David Crosbie.

‘Pushing through’ – Charities in 2022

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  Two years of continually pushing through has left many charities running on empty, but the work is far from over, writes David Crosbie.

A 2021 reflection

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th December 2021 -  We have seen some of the best of Australia in 2021, but we have also seen some deplorable decisions and self-serving myopic behaviour, writes David Crosbie.

Beyond the blind eye

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -  In light of the Jenkins report, David Crosbie issues a challenge to every charity leader to actively support those that call out inappropriate behaviour or misconduct within their own organisations. 
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