CCA provides media commentary on issues important to charities and NFPs and CCA CEO David Crosbie writes fortnightly in Pro Bono News on sector issues. We keep our member CEOs and senior staff up to date via CCA's Daily Diary - a frank daily analysis of the national context, issues and news of interest to charity leaders (all in a two-minute read). Charity leaders who would like to know more, please contact our Partnerships Manager, Deborah Smith,

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.’

CCA CEO David Crosbie thinks Imagine Canada is right – and it probably applies in Australia - diversity in our sector means diminished pay, diminished conditions, diminished opportunity. And that’s not good enough. Do we really value diversity? Really?  Pro Bono News, 17 November 2022.

Does the charities sector needs to have stronger ownership of policy development groups, if government will not properly resource them?  Asks CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 3 November 2022.

A step forward from where we were, but still well short of where we need to get to. To change Australia for the better, we will all need to play our part in advocating for fundamental structural reform of our Federal Budget, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 25 October 2022.

Some days it all feels like an uphill struggle, but if we look carefully there are many small victories incrementally smoothing our path forward, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 19 October 2022.

We go on repeating failure, spending more and more on ambulances at the bottom of the cliff instead of investing in more effective community care. Elections are a time for charities to pursue change. For purpose, and for our communities.  CCA CEO David Crosbie writes in Pro Bono News, 5 October 2022.