It's Anti-Poverty Week.

We’re joining with the Australian Council for Social Services and dozens of organisations fighting against poverty to send a message to the Prime Minister

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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.

5 mins 17 October, 2016

Politicians Unite to Support Australian Aid and to End Global Poverty

17 October 2016  For Immediate Release Politicians Unite to Support Australian Aid and to End Global Poverty To mark the...

15 mins 14 October, 2016

When our foreign aid budget takes a hit so does our national character

When you live in an extraordinarily wealthy nation, it is easy to take our luxuries for granted, to assume excess...

15 mins 3 October, 2016

‘Who the Bloody Hell Are We’ comedy gala with Australian Aid

Melbourne is the home of amazing comedy (hello, MICF) and an oft-differing identity from the majority of Australia (read: Adam...

10 mins 28 September, 2016

Retreating From The World Is Wrong And Dangerous

Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and Pauline Hanson walk into a bar… I’d like to finish that with a funny punchline,...

10 mins 27 September, 2016

‘Who The Bloody Hell Are We?’, The Australian Aid Comedy Gala

Every seat was filled at the Athanaeum Theatre last Thursday for Australian Aid’s Australia, Who The Bloody Hell Are We?Comedy...

10 mins 23 September, 2016

Who the bloody hell are we? Comedians band together for night of laughs about our national identity for a good cause

LARA Bingle asked “Where the bloody hell are you?” in that infamous Australian tourism commercial in 2007. Read more via...

22 September, 2016

This Comedy Gala About Australian Identity Is Free If You Bring Your Local MP

Over the past few months we’ve seen the nation split itself in two at the federal election, a huge resurgence of far-right...

2 mins 21 September, 2016

The Music

Award-winning comedian Tom Ballard is hosting comedy gala Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? this Thursday. Read more via...

30 mins 21 September, 2016

ABC Afternoons with Richelle Hunt

Comedian Nelly Thomas had a chat with ABC afternoons presenter, Richelle Hunt about the Comedy Gala she’s appearing in –...

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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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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