In our submission to the review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission legislation, Jesuit Social Services called on the Government to recognise the important role played by government and community services together in addressing complex and dynamic social problems that rely on robust civic dialogue for continual improvement. Governments can help achieve this by facilitating improved sector coordination and community participation in policy planning processes.
We also called on the Government to recognise that community organisations should not be seen simply as government service delivery arms to be regulated, but as co-producers of solutions and key participants in civic dialogue.
In this regard the Government could increase opportunities for co-design with community service organisations at the strategic policy level in areas such as policy development, design and evaluation (in addition to their traditional service delivery role).
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