Frida Varon (40) from Tamboko village

Campaign for Australian Aid

In the last generation, humanity has made great progress in shaping a more just and equal world:

  • We’ve cut global poverty by 50% in the last ten years
  • We’ve doubled the number of people who have access to clean water
  • We’ve dramatically reduced the number of children dying every year, and
  • We’ve nearly halved the number of women dying during childbirth

Together, through Australian Aid, we’ve all played a part in this story. When we work together to break the cycle of poverty and inequality, we empower women, men and children around the world to take control and turn their lives around.

Australian Aid helps some of the world’s most promising people build a better and fairer future.

That’s why we’re for Australian Aid.

Why now?

Now, more than ever, Australia needs to stand up for the life-changing work of Australian Aid.

Australia’s overseas aid budget has suffered from successive cuts, and has lost the bi-partisan support it once held. These have dramatically set back our national contribution to the crucial progress of reducing poverty and inequality.

Add your voice to the movement committed to a brighter future for Australian Aid.

We’ll be in touch throughout the year with actions you can take and activities you can be involved in to help stand up for this national treasure.


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. For more information, go to www.makepovertyhistory.com.au.

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