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17 Jan 2018 | Media release | Emergencies | Emergency Relief
Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network, continue to respond with emergency assistance, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Tembin in the Philippines.… Continue reading
13 Nov 2017 | Media release | Long-term Development
Former Rabbitohs coach, Michael Maguire, has recently returned from an epic trip with Caritas Australia to Zimbabwe.
17 May 2017 | Long-term Development | Women
With the 2017 events now underway, you can now watch the official film, featuring Sister Len from Cambodia's 'Seedling of Hope' program.
11 May 2017 | Media release | Long-term Development
Women for the World Canberra will be hosted by ABC Canberra radio reporter Louise Maher.
18 Aug 2016 | Emergency Relief | Emergencies | Long-term Development
The Foreign Minister addresses students, as well as representatives of the Australian humanitarian community, to outline Australia’s humanitarian commitments in the future.
16 Aug 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
The Australian Government’s new target to reduce carbon pollution will be too little too late for many of the global poor, including our Pacific neighbours.
8 Jul 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
Aboriginal Carbon Fund, one of Caritas Australia’s partners, is working to increase the sustainable development of Aboriginal lands. It has attracted significant support in Australia.
25 Jun 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
“Our homes are under threat from landslides and cyclones,” says Martina. Every year Solomon Islanders’ safety is under threat during the six-month cyclone season.
19 Jun 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
Caritas Australia welcomes the Pope’s encyclical letter, Laudato Si - on the care of our common home, in which the Holy Father calls on us to safeguard the earth for present and future generations.
18 Mar 2015 | Media release | Project Compassion | Long-term Developme
Caritas Australia supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions to ongoing inequalities in health, education and employment. One program in rural Australia is helping First Australians gain valuable skills in budgeting and nutrition.
15 Dec 2014 | Long-term Development
The decision to cut Australian aid represents a significant turning away from six decades of Australia playing a constructive leadership role in our region and on the world stage.
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Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. We are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Church Agencies Network. We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 90 970 605 069) with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.