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,

Spreadsheets, data, metrics can be valuable - but may not provide a full or reliable picture of a charities effectiveness and impact. Each charity has a story to tell. We should listen very carefully before jumping to judgement writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 28 September 2022

As it disbands, CCA CEO David Crosbie pays tribute to the achievements of the Charities Crisis Cabinet, which was conceived and convened at the start of the pandemic.  Pro Bono News, 8 September 2022.

Over 70 leaders from across the charities sector joined Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, the Hon Andrew Leigh MP in full and frank discussion in a Charities Roundtable on 31 August 2022, held ahead of the Jobs and Skills Summit. The outcomes of the roundtable will be communicated directly to the Treasurer by the Assistant Minister for consideration as part of the Jobs and Skills Summit.  The Roundtable covered a wide range of issues.  Key points are summarised here:

CCA will hold a charities and NFP roundtable with the Assistant Minister for charities, ahead of the Government's Jobs and Skills Summit, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie. Pro Bono News, 24 August 2022.

This brief submission outlines key issues in relation to the legislation establishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) with a focus on possible legislative changes.

We should not confuse active government engagement with a belief that changes we want are on the way. The real work of turning words into meaningful actions is going to take immense effort, time, resources writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 11 August 2022.

No one wants the ACNC to succeed in its role more than the sector itself and hugely knowledgable sector leaders are ready to offer advice, guidance and support, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 1 August 2022.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel for NFP sector reform. There are excellent reports still awaiting action writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 27 July 2022.

The ACNC was a world leading charities regulator. Given time and good management it will be again. It starts with a reset of the organisational culture to one of engagement and working in collaboration with the sector writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 30 June 2022.

Australia's 55,000+ charities employ 1.38 million people - 10.5% of Australia’s workforce - with staffing an acute pain point across the sector. Time for charities to be included in framing more supportive and practical employment policies writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 16 June 2022.