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Group Campaign Australian Aid

We're 100,179 everyday Australians

We’re a movement of people, organisations, communities and businesses who believe that our country can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all.

We are Australian, and we're for Australian aid.

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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
Richard-Flanagan
“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
Cathy Seaholme is for Australian Aid
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Richard-Flanagan
Richard Flanagan
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David Knox
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Janet Woodlock
Sir Elton John
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Ged Kearney
Ralph Genende
Judith Lucy
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Sahar Yassin
Khaled Satouf
Jessica Rudd
Lehmo is for Australian Aid
Lehmo
Jamila is for Australian Aid
Jamila Rizvi
John Thwaites is for Australian Aid
Prof. John Thwaites
Ita Buttrose
Charlie Pickering
Deborah Mailman
Tim Costello
Simon McKeon
Adam Liaw
Gustav Nossal
Geoffery Rush

We’re more than 50 of the country’s leading aid and development organisations

acfid

Australian Council for International Development

makepovertyhistory

Make Poverty History

Micah Australia

Micah Australia

We’re for Australian Aid as a Christian coalition because a wealthy nation should assist poor communities and help to build a world which is free from poverty.

worldvision

World Vision

We’re for Australian Aid because our vision for every child is life in all its fullness – the measure of our wealth should be the happiness and wellbeing of all children.

oxfam

Oxfam Australia

savethechildren

Save the Children Australia

oaktree

Oaktree

We’re for Australian Aid because extreme poverty is unacceptable and can be ended within our lifetime.

gpp

Global Poverty Project

We’re for Australian Aid because we are not a generation of bystanders. We are global citizens, and together we can end extreme poverty by 2030.

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RESULTS Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because it demonstrates the political will of Australians to improve access to health, education and economic opportunity for everyone.

care

Care Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security.

childfund

ChildFund Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because we want all children to be able to say: “I am safe. I am educated. I am heard. I have a future.”

tear

TEAR Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because we’re a movement of Christians seeking a just and compassionate world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.

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Baptist World Aid

We’re for Australian Aid because it is one way we can do our part to bring about a world without poverty, where all people enjoy the fullness of life that God intends.

cbm

CBM

We’re for Australian Aid because it helps build an inclusive world where all people with disability enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

plan

Plan Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because we believe all children – no matter where they are born – deserve to grow up healthy, safe and happy.

brienholden

Brien Holden Vision Institute

We’re for Australian Aid because everyone, everywhere deserves access to eye care and the prospect of a better future.

fredhollows

Fred Hollows Foundation

We’re for Australian Aid because we see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health.

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AVI

Business for Development is for Australian Aid

Business for Development

actionaid

ActionAid

caritas

Caritas Australia

wateraid

WaterAid Australia

VGen is for Australian Aid

VGen

amsa

Australian Medical Students’ Association

burnetinstitute

Burnet Institute

one

One

Doherty Institute Australian Aid

Doherty Institute

We’re for Australian Aid because we believe everyone should have access to treatment and prevention strategies for infectious diseases.

anglicanoverseasaid

Anglican Overseas Aid

cufa

CUFA

wwf

WWF Australia

fairtrade

Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

actforpeace

Act for Peace

adra

ADRA Australia

We’re for Australian Aid because we believe in a world where every person has the opportunity to thrive.

familyplanning

Family Planning NSW

We’re for Australian Aid because everyone deserves reproductive and sexual health whether choosing when to have children, surviving cervical cancer or having contraceptive choice.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

We’re for Australian Aid because it helps Habitat for Humanity and our partners build safe, secure and decent homes for families right across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Action on Poverty

foodwatershelter

Food Water Shelter Inc

Global Mission Partners are for Australian Aid

Global Mission Partners

greenpeace

Greenpeace Australia

internationalneeds

International Needs Australia

islamicrelief

Islamic Relief

We’re for Australian Aid because as an Islamic Australian organisation, we believe we have a responsibility to work together with communities around the world to assist them in overcoming poverty and achieving their human rights.

abv

Australian Business Volunteers

motivation

Motivation Australia

opportunity

Opportunity International Australia

pacificfriends

Pacific Friends of the Global Fund

We’re for Australian Aid because we are at the point in history where together we can end the three diseases AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Adara Group

Adara Group

UnitingWorld

UnitingWorld

UnitingWorld connects people and church communities in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa to partner in God’s mission: overcoming poverty and enabling discipleship and faith-filled action.

sportmatters

Sport Matters

We’re for Australian Aid because it values sport as an excellent vehicle to achieve development outcomes and we want a world with more sport and less poverty.

australianlutheranworldservice

Australian Lutheran World Service

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Union Aid Abroad APHEDA

We’re for Australian Aid because helping build skills, education, trade union development and workers rights will reduce poverty and inequality.

worldeducation

World Education Australia

KYEEMA Foundation

KYEEMA Foundation

We’re for Australian aid because Australian innovation helps vulnerable people in developing countries to build a sustainable future

Stand Up is for Australian Aid

Stand Up

Vision2020

Vision2020 Australia

abm

Anglican Board of Mission Australia

“I believe we should continue to increase the resources devoted to overseas aid, both in dollars and as a percentage of gross national income”

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister – Liberal Party of Australia

“Those of us who understand the effect that foreign aid has on alleviating and preventing suffering, uplifting horizons, and opening opportunities have an obligation to ceaselessly rebuild that bridge between public understanding of the good of giving and our own understanding of the good of aid.”

Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs – Australian Labor Party

“A confident and responsible country is one that recognises it is strength, not weakness, that allows us to help those most in need. Australia must engage with the world, not turn our backs on it.”

Richard Di Natale, Senator – Leader of the Australian Greens

 

“But, if something that defines us as Australians is our generous nature, then an example to the world of our generous nature is how we give to and care for those who are less fortunate than us.”

Andrew Broad, Member for Mallee – The Nationals

 

Our best interest is served by helping countries in our region to be stable and prosperous and to be developed.”

Andrew Wilkie, Independent Member for Denison

Australian Aid “helps people in developing countries escape extreme poverty and helps increase stability in the region.”

Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia

“Australia, as a wealthy nation, has a responsibility to contribute our ‘fair share’ to poverty alleviation in less developed countries”

Lee Rhiannon, Senator NSW – Australian Greens

“Family First opposes further cuts in Australia’s aid budget…My premise, consistent with what I have said for many years, is that we should make Australian aid the first item in the budget, not the last.”

Bob Day, Senator – Family First

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We’re Australian businesses that believe tackling poverty is good for humanity and good for business. And we’re a diverse mix of community and faith groups who are proud of the achievements of Australian Aid.

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Climate Action Network Australia

We’re for Australian aid because we want to build climate leadership and resilience in communities most affected by climate change

Who Gives A Crap

Who Gives A Crap

Working to alleviate poverty around the world, Australian aid is proof that Australians really do give a crap

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Shamrock Civil

Agency

Agency

actu

Australian Council of Trade Unions

AEU

Australian Education Union

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The Development Circle

ADDC

Australian Disability and Development Consortium

ACCI

ACCI Missions & Relief

Australian Conservation Foundation is for Australian Aid

Australian Conservation Foundation

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St George

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Football United UNSW

Football United UNSW

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St Jude’s Church

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Activate Church

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Teaspoons of Change

We’re for Australian Aid so everyone can have access and opportunity no matter where they are born

Walk to a Better World - Australian Aid

Walk to a Better World

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Uniting Church South Australia

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

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