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Caritas welcomes Prime Minister's call for Royal Commission into juvenile detention

26 Jul 2016   |   Media release

Caritas Australia has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a Royal Commission, to investigate the evidence presented in last night’s Four Corners program about juvenile detention in the Northern Territory.… Continue reading


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  • Engagement and Sustainability Head speaks of passion for social justice

    19 Jul 2016   |   Media release

    Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s International Aid and Development agency has welcomed David Armstrong as the new Head of Engagement and Sustainability.

  • South Sudan: Church partners appeal for calm amidst rising violence

    12 Jul 2016

    Renewed fighting between opposing army forces has raised fears of a return to civil war in South Sudan, which over the weekend marked its fifth anniversary of independence.

  • Australia's generous response to global poverty

    7 Jul 2016   |   Media release

    Caritas Australia raised more than $11 million nationally during Project Compassion this year.

  • Speak up for a Fairer World

    6 Jul 2016   |   Media release

    As Australia waits to find out the final make-up of our 45th Parliament, one thing remains clear and unchanged – that no matter who our next Federal Government will be, Australians want a fairer world.

  • Catholics celebrate one year of Laudato Si'

    21 Jun 2016   |   Media release

    As the one year anniversary of the release of Laudato Si' approaches, former Caritas Internationalis President, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will visit Perth on June 22. He will echo Pope Francis’ call to take action in our personal lives and as members of school, church, and wider communities to tackle climate change.

  • Project Compassion 2016 - Learning More, Creating Change

    9 Jun 2016   |   Media release   |   Project Compassion

    This year, Caritas Australia’s major fundraiser Project Compassion, held nationally in thousands of Catholic schools, parishes and communities, marks 50 years of empowering the world’s poorest people with the opportunity to learn, grow and create change. As the end of Project Compassion draws near with just two weeks to go, it’s still not too late to fundraise or donate to this year’s Project Compassion.

  • Faith-based organisations play a vital role in emergencies

    25 May 2016

    President of Caritas Internationalis Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle spoke of the vital role faith-based organisations play in emergencies, as he addressed a Special Session on Religious Engagement at the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey this week.

  • Sri Lanka floods and landslide

    23 May 2016   |   Emergency Relief

    Heavy inter monsoonal rains resulting from Cyclone ‘Roanu’ have resulted in floods, landslides, and strong winds. More than 400,000 people have been affected while almost 50,000 families have found refuge in 375 safe locations.

  • Caritas welcomes Labor Party's pledge to reverse aid cuts

    23 May 2016   |   Media release

    Caritas Australia welcomes the aid funding announcement by the Australian Labor Party today. If elected, the ALP has committed to immediately re-instate the $224 million cut from the official Australian aid program in the recent Federal Budget.

  • Emergency relief reaches drought-affected communities in Papua New Guinea

    4 May 2016   |   Emergency Relief

    Since last year, communities in Papua New Guinea have been experiencing a prolonged drought as a result of the El Nino weather pattern. Caritas Australia is supporting communities with emergency relief supplies in response to this dire situation.

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Doney and junior in Malawi
My life has been transformed. I am now more knowledgeable on a number of issues and  have a vision.
- Doney, with Junior, Malawi

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