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The uncomfortable truths Robodebt has exposed should ensure every charity in Australia is actively monitoring both its values and its purpose writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 14 December 2022.

The threat of cyberattack is a very unwelcome pressure on charities - but the need for data security clearly highlights why paying what it takes must be the bottom line in all charity and NFP funding, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 30 November 2022.

Biting the cybersecurity bullet, Pro Bono News, 30 November 2022

Charities are calling on Australian politicians, businesses, philanthropists, the community and charities themselves to support GivingTuesday in recognition of the positive difference our volunteers, staff, supporters and advocates make within our communities every day of the year.  

There is a lot to be pleased about with the appointment of Susan Woodward to the role of ACNC commissioner, and that brings its own obligations on all of us. Susan and her team will need the active collaboration of the charities sector if we are to ensure the ACNC emerges once again as the best charity regulator in the world writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 November 2022.

The charities sector is delighted to welcome Sue Woodward AM as the new Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).  Rev Tim Costello, Chair of CCA said; ‘This is a great appointment – well done to Susan Woodward and well done to Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh and the Albanese Government. Susan is a respected charity law expert, and has worked collaboratively across the charities sector for many years.  I cannot think of a more appropriate appointment.’