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Aid cuts signal shift to an insular Australia

03 May 2016   |   Media release

Caritas Australia has expressed deep disappointment in this year’s federal budget, specifically the decision to cut even deeper into an already diminished Australian official aid program.… Continue reading

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  • Darth Vader proves a force for good at St James’, Coorparoo

    29 Apr 2016   |   Caritas in the news

    John Bates is the school principal at St James', Coorparoo in Brisbane. He challenged his students to surpass their previous year's Project Compassion fundarising tally. If they did he would dress up as Darth Vader for the day. A picture tells a thousand words, Mr Bates.

  • Catholics call on Treasurer to save Australian Aid

    29 Apr 2016   |   Media release

    Australian Catholics ranging from senior clergy to school students have called upon the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, to stop the government’s planned cuts to Australian Aid in the upcoming Federal Budget.

  • Pray for Nepal, flex your ‘compassion muscles’

    28 Apr 2016   |   Caritas in the news   |   Emergency Relief

    Cardinal Tagle, President of Caritas Internationalis, shares his reflections while visiting Nepal one year after the devastating earthquakes.

  • Nepal earthquake - shelter still the priority one year later

    27 Apr 2016   |   Media release

    As Nepal marks the first anniversary of two devastating earthquakes this week, the Caritas international network continues to invest millions of dollars to assist survivors. A major focus of the global Caritas network has been to provide good quality housing.

  • Australia must honour its climate commitments - interview opportunity

    11 Apr 2016   |   Media release

    Ursula Rakova, Executive Director of Tulele Peisa, an organisation which assists communities of the low-lying Carteret Islands to plan for climate-induced relocation, said this is not an abstract or theoretical issue for her people. “For us on the Carteret Islands who are already suffering the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels - this is a matter of life and death.”

  • Project Compassion - a means to channel our 'small acts of kindness'

    23 Mar 2016   |   Media release

    Over 50 years Project Compassion has empowered millions of the world’s poorest people with the opportunity to learn, grow and create change.

  • The human face of 5 years of conflict in Syria

    21 Mar 2016   |   Media release

    March is the month that marks the 5th anniversary of the escalation of violence in Syria since the start of the civil war, described as one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today. As part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, the Caritas global network has collectively reached 1.8 million Syrians in its programs in the past year alone.

  • Creating new connections to traditional culture

    10 Mar 2016   |   Media release

    In the Beswick (Wugular), 100 kilometres east of Katherine, Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, an entirely community-owned venture, is opening up a world of opportunities for individuals and families to learn a new range of life skills.

  • Q&A with Marie Mondu

    3 Mar 2016   |   Caritas in the news   |   Project Compassion

    Papua New Guinean local Marie Mondu was born in Bundi, PNG in 1977. She has worked with Caritas Australia’s program support team in PNG since 2008, starting as a research officer while at university. She now coordinates programs funded by Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign.

  • Church network critical to Fiji response

    22 Feb 2016   |   Emergency Relief

    The Catholic Church, supported by Caritas Oceania agencies including Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is responding in Fiji, following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The category five storm is thought to be one of the strongest ever hit the Southern Hemisphere with winds gusting to 300 kilometres per hour.


Doney and junior in Malawi
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