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Sorry – Again!

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the Australian Reconciliation Convention in 1997, and the progress, or lack thereof, that has been made since to close

Canada Reviewing Impact of Charity Sector

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  The Senate in Canada has appointed a Special Committee on the Charitable Sector to carry out a wide-ranging study of the sector and modernise how charities are governed. The mandate

Opinion

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

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

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

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

Government Confirms New Resources for ACNC to Police DGR

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th December 2017 -  It has been revealed the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will be given expanded resources to police the deductible gift recipient (DGR) framework from

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

Podcast: Where Not for Profits Fear to Tread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  A new report commissioned by Pro Bono Australia in partnership with the Human Rights Law Centre, has found that not for profits are on a path of quiet advocacy. The Civil Voices research

Charities Express Shock At ‘Bizarre’ Appointment of Gary Johns to Head ACNC

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  The social sector is reeling at the “bizarre” appointment of Dr Gary Johns – considered a staunch critic of charities –  as the new commissioner of the Australian Charities

A Crackdown On Advocacy – Coming to a Charity Near You

David Crosbie, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  If charities want to retain the ability to engage in advocacy, they will have to push back against those who believe participation in the public contest of ideas should be restricted
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