Australian aid provides much needed relief in times of disaster and helps communities prepare for and reduce the impacts of these disasters before they strike. This is what makes our government’s ongoing cuts to the aid program so remarkable.
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Last month, we held a competition to find out how important secondary students thought Australian aid is in building a fairer global community. The response was incredible.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit will be held in New York next month and has the potential to change the lives of people around the world.
Helping to end poverty and inequality, and supporting communities to tackle climate change – they’re the biggest challenges facing the world today. But at the moment, Australia is failing do its fair share on both counts. In July our leaders have an opportunity to change this. At the Finance for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Australia […]
Our fears have been confirmed. The Government has made the worst cuts to aid in our nation’s history, showing that the poorest people of the world mean very little to this Government. They have set out a path for Australia – the second wealthiest country per capita in the world – to give our lowest […]
From droughts in Australia to cyclones in Vanuatu, we’re all feeling the effects of climate change. But droughts, floods, storms, and other extreme weather affect some of us more than others. Discover what others are doing to battle the effects and how you can help.
Right across the globe, Australian aid is making a difference in women’s lives – to survive, to gain an education, to build a business, to lead. Right now, projects like Oxfam’s work in Zambia, which empowers women and builds their economic independence, are under threat because of the largest planned cuts to Australian aid in history. This International Women’s Day, call on the Australian Government to keep supporting those women by supporting Australian aid.
Next year the richest 1% of people in the world will have more wealth than the other 99% of people. Australia can be part of the solution to global inequality – but it means not turning our back on the world’s poorest people.
Welcome aboard! We look forward to campaigning for Australian Aid with you in 2015. All of us at Oxfam Australia know the incredible difference Australian Aid makes in people’s lives. We see it every day in classrooms, on small-scale farms and in emergency relief centres across the region and across the world. We’d love to […]
As part of the mid-year budget outlook (MYEFO), the government yesterday announced a third cut to the aid budget of $3.7 billion. This brings the cuts to aid announced by this Government to $11.3 billion in just one year.