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Loneliness and Villages

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th March 2019 -  Being a part of the It Takes A Village campaign has highlighted how important it is that we think about the village around not just our students, but each member of our community, writes

‘It Takes a Village’ to Help Kids Succeed in Education

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  Charities are calling on Australians to play a greater role in the education of young people, warning of a $1 million cost to the community for each student not completing high school.   

Our Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail – the Future of the Charities Sector

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  There has never been a more important time for the charities sector to plan for the future than now, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. The charities sector

NGOs Fight to Uphold Civil Society

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  NGOs and international bodies around the globe are celebrating World NGO Day by highlighting the importance and struggles of protecting and promoting the contributions of civil

GetUp Ruling to Protect Issues-based Advocacy by Charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  An Australian Electoral Commission ruling affirming the independence of activist group GetUp has set an important legal precedent protecting charities’ rights to engage in

Opinion

Dead Fish, Criminal Bankers, Aged Care Abuse – Where are the Regulators?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  The popular media debate about government performance often focuses on political games and short-term point scoring, but what matters most in our communities is the quality of government

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Investing in People Who Make a Difference

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st January 2019 -  Charities need to be independent, but that does not mean they should be cut adrift by government to fend on their own, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. “In

High Court Ruling Another Win for Charitable Advocacy

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The not-for-profit sector is celebrating another win for charitable advocacy after the High Court struck down electoral laws imposing a stricter spending cap for third-party campaigners

Charity Advocates Ask – What is Dr Gary Johns Hiding?

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th January 2019 -  Labor is demanding that the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission publicly release results from its staff surveys, with the opposition and sector leaders concerned

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
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