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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

Avoiding a Democratic Car Crash

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). Over

Calls to Support Charity Regulator as ACNC Commissioner Steps Aside

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st June 2017 -  The inaugural commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Susan Pascoe AM will step aside when her term finishes in September amid renewed concerns

Opinion

Is This a Fair Budget?

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,

Australian Values?  Who Are We kidding?

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
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