Frida Varon (40) and her children from Tamboko village. Campaign for Australia Aid. Photo: Hamish Pattison/OxfamNZ

Foreign aid and its importance in reducing poverty

What is foreign aid? Does it really reduce poverty? And is Australia doing its fair share?

Written by Oxfam Australia’s Government Relations Coordinator Jenny Wells and published by Geodate in its July 2015 edition, this article and accompanying student activities explores the what Australian Aid has achieved and the impact of the recent cuts.

This resource is ideal for those studying the following Australia Curriculum subjects:

  • Geography Year 10 – Unit 2: Geographies of Human Wellbeing
    The role of international and national government and non-government organisations’ initiatives in improving human wellbeing in Australia and other countries (ACHGK081)
  • Civics and Citizenship Year 10 – Government and Democracy
    Australia’s roles and responsibilities at a global level, for example provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping, participation in international organisations and the United Nationals (ACHCK091)

Download the Foreign Aid Geodate resource.


Campaign for Australian Aid

Oxfam Australia proudly supports the Campaign for Australian Aid, a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions – for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.

The Campaign for Australia has produced a range of informative posters and fact sheets on this issue, free for you to download, print and use in class.

For more information about this campaign, and how you and your students can add your voice to those standing up for the life-changing work of Australia aid, visit Campaign for Australian Aid