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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.