Australian aid is worth celebrating.

We stand with the world’s most promising people. Together we’re breaking down the barriers of poverty.

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Australian aid makes a fairer world.

We stand with the world’s most promising people. Together we’re breaking down the barriers of poverty.

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Australian aid is part of who we are.

We stand with the world’s most promising people. Together we’re breaking down the barriers of poverty.

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Australian Aid is one way we help to build a brighter future for us and our neighbours.

Right now, our government is investing the least we ever have in Australian Aid.

That’s why we need to join together and campaign for Australian Aid.

Leila (far right) with colleagues from ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership and KANCO (Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium) with the Deadly Duo of TB and HIV at AIDS2016 in Durban.
10 mins 18 July, 2016

‘The Deadly Duo’: Talking about TB at AIDS 2016

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was born on July 18. Today we honour the life and work of the first...

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10 mins 12 July, 2016

Political deal-making could impact Australia’s foreign aid budget

Votes may have been cast for who will govern Australia for the next four years, but a dramatic shift against...

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10 mins 8 July, 2016

How one 5-year-old boy’s passion brought together a South Australian community to help those in need

When then four-year-old South Australian Noah saw a picture showing Syrian refugee children sleeping on the floor, he asked his...

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10 mins 7 July, 2016

One boy’s big heart

Earlier this year, a young boy and his mother had a serious discussion about refugees. The boy, Noah, had seen...

Childhood life in the village of “Da La Bann” could be hard with a lack of basic infrastructure but also fun. “I love going to school walking together with my friends every day. It is fun. I love riding the boat as well as riding the small truck,” said Aye Aye referring to using different kinds of transport ways to go to school depending on the season. Aye Aye’s dad is the one who used to handle the boat with motor for the children to go to school. “After we walk to the river bank, we all clean our feet to go on the boat. Sometimes when we reach school, our clothes are a little bit splashed with mud,” said Aye Aye with a big smile.
10 mins 4 July, 2016

What election result means for aid

We don’t know who the new government is – it may be a number of weeks before that becomes clear....

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5 mins 1 July, 2016

Walk highlights aid trickle

FREMANTLE’S Hannah Darch will join fellow Oxfam volunteers parading through Perth with buckets on their heads next Friday to highlight...

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10 mins 1 July, 2016

More foreign aid the goal in Bucket Walk for Australian Aid

  VOLUNTEERS for the Campaign for Australian Aid posed with buckets on their heads in a Perth fountain last week...

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5 mins 30 June, 2016
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10 mins 28 June, 2016

New poll shows ending poverty and increasing aid are influential election issues

28 June 2016 MEDIA RELEASE New poll shows ending poverty and increasing aid are influential election issues A new national...

Cathy Seaholme is for Australian Aid
“The Body Shop calls on politicians of every persuasion this election, to do more to uphold people’s basic human rights by promising to repair the recent cuts to Australian aid and put ending extreme poverty above party politics.”
Cathy Seaholme, General Manager - The Body Shop Australia
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“If Australia was to match, dollar for dollar, the amount of money it spent dropping bombs on Syria last year with its aid to Syrian humans, it would increase its aid to Syrian humans 10-fold. There is so much more we can do as a country.”
Richard Flanagan, Author
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“Speaking as a business person, Australian aid gives us an entry ticket, it gives us the trust we require in countries to sell our goods.”
David Knox, Business Executive
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“I think what it means to be a 'good neighbour' as a nation, is to have a heart of compassion. To express Christian values through generosity.”
Janet Woodlock, Federal Coordinator Churches of Christ
“This isn’t the Australia that I know. It’s the lucky country, not just because of its unsurpassable beauty but because it’s filled with people that look out for their neighbours, no matter what.”
Sir Elton John, Singer-Songwriter
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“I don't believe a 'fair go' should only extend to those in our country. We're a lucky and hard working country and we should also be a good neighbour.”
Ged Kearney, ACTU President
“I'm an Australian and I'm proud of what Australian aid has given to our neighbours in terms of uplifting education - taking people out of grinding poverty.”
Ralph Genende, Rabbi
“This nation has really stumbled when it comes to compassion and helping people in other countries who are desperately in need.”
Judith Lucy, Comedian
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“Please Australia stop cutting aid and don't become the least generous in your history at a time when we need you the most.”
Sahar Yassin, Humanitarian Advocacy Lead for Syria in Jordan
“I hope [Mr Turnbull] can be more generous towards Syrian humans and to help, much more than has been the case, people who are not able to come to Australia.”
Khaled Satouf, Sydney Maths Teacher & Syrian Refugee
“I want our Government's policies to reflect the very essence of our 'Australian-ness'. I think that's possible and that's why I support the Campaign for Australian Aid.”
Jessica Rudd, Writer
Lehmo is for Australian Aid
“I know we're good people, with hearts the size of Phar Lap's, now it's up to our Government to reflect what we really want.”
Lehmo, Actor & Comedian
Jamila is for Australian Aid
“I want to set an example for my son .... who do we want to be as Australians? I think we want to be the kind of country who helps out a friend in need.”
Jamila Rizvi, Editor Mamma Mia Women's Network
John Thwaites is for Australian Aid
“Aid spending is an investment by Australia in the future of other countries - this isn't about charity; it's about mutual benefit.”
Prof. John Thwaites, Chair of Monash Sustainability Institute
“For a long time we’ve defined ourselves as an egalitarian society where everyone has a 'fair go' in life, regardless of whether they were born rich or poor.”
Ita Buttrose, Australian of the Year, 2013
“Aid isn't just a cause for do-gooders... when people are talking about cutting foreign aid, tell them 'no'.”
Charlie Pickering, TV Personality
“Our children's future should not bear the brunt of our complacency.”
Deborah Mailman, Actor
“This is who we are, this is what we do. It's not foreign aid, it's Australian aid.”
Tim Costello, CEO World Vision
“From the business world we appreciate as much as anyone how important it is to have a good and prosperous region… foreign aid is important.”
Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year, 2011
“I think Australian Aid is something that’s really important for us as a country… it is absolutely important for who we are as a people.”
Adam Liaw, Masterchef Winner, 2010
“In the health field, foreign aid really works, particularly the precious gift of vaccines. Please support Australia’s aid effort in every way you can!”
Gustav Nossal, Australian of the Year, 2000
“Millions of people have been given the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty thanks to Australia’s foreign aid.”
Geoffery Rush, Actor

This campaign is backed by Australia's aid & development groups

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