Close The Gap campaign with students from Bwgcolman Community School, Queensland

About us

We believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. Together we are on the ground, empowering communities to tackle poverty.

Campaigning for change

While we work to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, we also campaign to tackle the causes of it too. That’s why we’re in front of decision-makers, governments and corporations, and speak out on the big issues.

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Climate Crisis. Climate Justice.

Destructive weather, rising seas, unprecedented fires and historic famines are devastating homes and environments all over the world. We support the people who are most vulnerable to the climate crisis, while fighting to protecting the planet.

Emergencies

With your help, when crisis strikes we respond with life-saving support, and help people to rebuild their livelihoods.

Ethical trading

It is important that corporations are held accountable and respect, protect and remedy the human rights of individuals and communities impacted by their operations.

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Gender equality

Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and women, girls and non-binary people bear the brunt of it in all aspects of their lives.

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Indigenous Australia

Poverty in Australia is just as harsh as it is in developing countries and it’s our Indigenous Australians who are among the most disadvantaged.

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Economic inequality

Inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives, and means that their voices go unheard.

Mining

More and more, the Australian mining industry is active in countries where corruption is rife and conflict is an ever-present risk.

Water & sanitation

Almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to clean water – that’s a staggering one in eight people. The good news … you can help us change this.

Where we work

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