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‘Charities can be part of the solution’

David Crosbie, Thursday, 19th March 2020 -  In an open letter to governments across Australia, David Crosbie and Tim Costello make seven suggestions as to how government can work more effectively with charities over the coming

Have you been innovated?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  As Community Council for Australia begins the work of developing a charities sector blueprint, the issue of how innovation is applied within the charities sector is one of the critical

Rocking the cradle

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th February 2020 -  Business as usual is no longer going to be enough for governments, neither will it be for charities. If we hope to grow in strength and effectiveness we will need to support collective

Our saving grace

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  To be effective, you have to say no to some things, give yourself permission to not do everything, and to not do everything you do well, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David

Charities are critical to Australia’s future prosperity

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th August 2019 -  This week a new report and a respected senior public servant have both highlighted that social inclusion is a key to future growth in prosperity in Australia. Social inclusion is not

Can teaming up with finance groups save your charity?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Struggling charities will miss out on billions of dollars in funding for social impact programs if they don’t look to the finance sector for help, a new report warns. The report, released

Opinion

Compassion – A Radical Response?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th December 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie explains why he would like to see a more compassionate Australia in 2019. At a forum this week I was asked to reflect on what I would

Not Waiting for Lighting to Strike Twice

David Crosbie, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  For the Department of the Environment and Energy to grant over $440 million to a small charity that didn’t even prepare an application form or ask for the grant is inconceivable, writes

Charities Remain Concerned with Foreign Donations Bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th April 2018 -  The charity sector has welcomed recommendations on the foreign donations bill as a “step in the right direction”, but still called on the government to go “back to the drawing board”

Call for Charities to be Exempt From Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 31st January 2018 -  A not-for-profit peak body and the Law Council of Australia have called for charities to be exempt from a proposed Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, with fears the legislation

Opinion

A Year to Be Proud Of

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

Nightmares and Good Policy

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
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