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Audit Finds $443M Government Grant Process ‘Insufficient’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  Australian charity leaders say the $443 million government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is a slap in the face for every charity applying for government funding, after

Opinion

Superficial Proxy Measures – the Economist’s Folly

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  Even the best economic proxy measures can only partly explain what is at the heart of charities’ work, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in light of recent

GetUp Foreign Donation Questioned

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  The foreign donations controversy is continuing into the new year, with an overseas donation to grassroots advocacy group GetUp slammed by a Liberal senator, but sector experts

2018 – Dark Times and Bright Stars

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  Sometimes it takes dark times to see bright stars, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, who reflects on 2018 and says he is looking forward to seeing more bright

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

Glyn Davis Confirmed as New Head of the Ramsay Foundation

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  Former chancellor of Melbourne University, Glyn Davis, has been announced as the new head of the $3.6 billion Ramsay Foundation, in a move welcomed by the philanthropic and community

Philanthropy Australia Changes its Governance Structure

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd December 2018 -  The peak body for philanthropy in Australia has changed its governance structure in hopes of creating a stronger, more inclusive membership environment.   A special resolution

Concerns Over Restructure to Social Policy

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  Labor’s promise of an overhaul to social policy making through an evaluator general has been welcomed by the sector, but some say it could be costly and not effective for programs

Hyper-Partisan Politics, the Public Service and Charities

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th November 2018 -  Hyper-partisan politics is ramping up the pressure on charities, according to Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, who explains how charities can influence policy

A Market by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

Dr Gary Johns, Monday, 5th November 2018 -  In response to a recent opinion piece in Pro Bono News, head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Dr Gary Johns, explains why a charity marketplace is

Opinion

Who Wants to Commodify Charities?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The core role of the charities regulator should not be diminished by ill-informed attempts to develop a nebulous marketplace for which there are few, if any, customers, writes Community

Fears Foreign Donations Bill Could Still Stifle Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 16th October 2018 -  It is feared an amended foreign donations bill will still threaten charitable advocacy despite new recommendations designed to protect the sector. A parliamentary joint standing
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