Support the Crisis Cabinet's call to help charities survive COVID-19

hfriedlander, 14th May 2020

Charities, including community radio stations, are the heart of communities and people are turning to them in droves for support and comfort at this time.

However, with no face-to-face fundraising and cancelled events, fundraising is not providing the income many comunity radio stations rely on to serve their communities.

Current state and territory regulations make it hard for Australian charities to pivot their fundraising to online activities and revamp their fundraising strategies.

The Charities Crisis Cabinet has called for government action in an open letter to the Australian government. A national approach to online fundraising would both support donor protection and make it easier for charities to know how to meet legal requirements.

Now is the moment when we need consensus to make a difference for charities. It's up to us to make sure they can keep their doors open and do what they do best.

We invite all our friends across the charity and not-for-profit sector to contact their State and Federal MPs and show their support for the proposal made by the Charities Crisis Cabinet.

Contact details for relevant State and Federal MPs.

Follow the campaign to #fixfundraising.

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The CBAA alongside major charities including Amnesty, Anglicare Australia, Brotherhood of St Laurence, CARE Australia, Oxfam and UnitingCare Australia have taken out a full page ad in The Australian calling on the Prime Minister to immediately abandon proposed regulations that target them with deregistration for speaking out on behalf of their communities.


The CBAA supports Community Council of Australia's open letter to governments across Australia. David Crosbie and Tim Costello make seven suggestions as to how government can work more effectively with charities over the coming months.


Today the Charities Crisis Cabinet, which the CBAA is a part, has written to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers calling for urgent fundraising reform