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It’s All About The Evidence

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

ACNC’s Review Submission Met With Concern From Charity Sector

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s submission to the five-year review of ACNC legislation has raised concerns in the sector, with fears the national

Passive or Active – The Challenge for 2018

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

Advancement of Religion as Charitable Purpose In Question

Wendy Williams, Friday, 15th December 2017 -  Whether the advancement of religion should be considered a charitable purpose is coming under scrutiny in Victoria. Victorian Upper House MP, Fiona Patten read a bill in the Victorian

Sector Welcomes ‘Sensible’ DGR Reforms

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  The social sector has welcomed the government’s proposed Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reforms including a move away from plans to limit environmental advocacy. The Minister

Fears For International Philanthropy Rise as Foreign Donations Bill Looms

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  Comments from the special minister of state confirming the government’s intention to ban charities from receiving foreign donations have ramped up fears from the charity…

Have You Been Commodified?

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

‘Small Victory’ for Fundraising Reform

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  In what appears to be a “small victory” for the charity sector, consumer affairs ministers have agreed to clarify through “regulatory guidance”, the application of the…

Opinion

Building Trust

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

Political Donations Inquiry Set to Give Charities and Not-For-Profits a Voice

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Not-for-profit organisations are being urged to voice their concerns about the power big businesses exert on government policy, with a Senate inquiry just established to look at

Charities Give Feedback on Govt Paper to Encourage Social Impact Investment

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 24th July 2017 -  A round of “robust” discussions between charity leaders, philanthropists and government representatives were “a promising start” to pushing for reforms around the tax…

DGR Reform Lacks Clarity of Purpose

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Community organisations have raised concerns that the government has not set a policy goal for Deductible Gift Recipient reform and has “largely ignored” the benefits of encouraging
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