Group Campaign Australian Aid

We're 157988 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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“This nation has really stumbled when it comes to compassion and helping people in other countries who are desperately in need.”
Judith Lucy, Comedian
“Aid isn't just a cause for do-gooders... when people are talking about cutting foreign aid, tell them 'no'.”
Charlie Pickering, TV Personality
“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
“This is who we are, this is what we do. It's not foreign aid, it's Australian aid.”
Tim Costello, CEO World Vision
“Our children's future should not bear the brunt of our complacency.”
Deborah Mailman, Actor
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
“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
“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
“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, National Council of Churches in Australia
“From the business world we appreciate as much as anyone how important it is to have a good and prosperous region. Aid is important.”
Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year, 2011
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
“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
“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'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
“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
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
Judith Lucy
Charlie Pickering
Ita Buttrose
Tim Costello
Deborah Mailman
Jamila is for Australian Aid
Jamila Rizvi
Gustav Nossal
Adam Liaw
Janet Woodlock
Simon McKeon
Lehmo is for Australian Aid
Richard Flanagan
David Knox
Sahar Yassin
Ralph Genende
Jessica Rudd
John Thwaites is for Australian Aid
Prof. John Thwaites

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


Australian Council for International Development


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.


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 Australia


Save the Children Australia



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


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.


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 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 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 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.


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.



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.

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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.

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The Leprosy Mission Australia


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.



Business for Development is for Australian Aid

Business for Development




Caritas Australia


WaterAid Australia

VGen is for Australian Aid



Australian Medical Students’ Association


Anglican Overseas Aid


WWF Australia


Fairtrade Australia New Zealand


Act for Peace


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.

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Action on Poverty


Greenpeace Australia


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.



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.


Australian Lutheran World Service


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.


Anglican Board of Mission 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, Deputy Leader of the Opposition – Australian Labor Party

“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, Former Prime Minister – Liberal Party of Australia

“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


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

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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.


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


Australian Council of Trade Unions


Australian Education Union

Australian Conservation Foundation is for Australian Aid

Australian Conservation Foundation

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

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