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

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Undermining community

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd September 2021 -  There are some who are seeking to undermine the important contributions charities have made during the pandemic. It’s up to all of us to highlight the positive behaviour that has transcended individual interest and demonstrated our collective strength, writes David Crosbie. 

Four dimensions of government failure

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  David Crosbie shares his analysis of four areas of government failure, and laments the arrogance that is preventing governments from acknowledging their mistakes and learning from them.

Opportunities, costs and sustainability

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  There is an opportunity for charities to be more involved in addressing challenges across our communities, but we need to acknowledge that taking on new challenges is not a cost-free exercise, and our staff need support, writes David Crosbie.

Transparency – sure thing!

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th August 2021 -  Most of us in the charity sector believe in transparency, but it is both hypocritical and ill-informed for this government to argue the community is demanding more transparency from charities in disaster recovery or in any other area, writes David Crosbie.

Good policy matters

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  We are at a point in time where we need to reinvent the whole idea of good government policy and why it is so fundamental, writes David Crosbie.

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.
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