COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR AUSTRALIA

We are an independent member-based peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for community organisations - not against them. Find out more...

 

It Takes a Village - Education is everyone's business

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CCA CEO David Crosbie talks with ABC News Breakfast about the role we all have in valuing education, and supporting our young people to dream big and stick with education.  

If you could help a kid achieve their dreams, would you? 

We know parents and teachers play a crucial role in our kids’ education, but have you thought about the role other people in our kids’ lives – the people in our ‘village’ – play too?

Research released today reveals that the overwhelming majority of Australians – seven in ten people - believe that the responsibility to keep our young people in education rests on the shoulders of everyone, not just teachers and parents.  The findings come as the Community Council for Australia launches the ‘It Takes a Village: Education is everyone’s business’ campaign (www.ittakesavillage.org.au) – a community-led campaign aimed at mobilising Australians to take a greater role in the education and future success of our young people. 

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 in Pro Bono News, 28 February 2019.

CCA and the #fixfundraising coalition of peak bodies campaigning to fix state fundraising laws welcomed the release of a Senate committee report into fundraising, but are frustrated and concerned over a lack of decisive action