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  • A troubling double whammy: rushed Pacific funding facility and cuts to Australian Aid

    3 Apr 2019

    Jubilee Australia and Caritas Australia have expressed dismay over tonight's passage of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill which was rushed through parliament despite strong concerns from civil society, as well as further cuts to the Australian aid budget announced last night.

  • Aussie school kids grab a bucket for World Water Day

    19 Mar 2019

    Over 600 million people globally do not have access to clean water, and 2.3 billion live without basic sanitation. In Africa alone, a lack of water means women and girls need to collectively devote 40 billion hours a year to walking for its collection.

  • West Tigers Coach urges others to make a world of difference

    18 Mar 2019

    Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire has encouraged sporting and school communities around Australia to “Give 100%” during Caritas Australia’s major fundraising and awareness-raising campaign, Project Compassion.

  • Caritas welcomes Labor’s commitment to strengthen Australia's aid program

    13 Mar 2019

    Caritas Australia welcomes the firm commitment to start to restore Australia’s international aid program made by Federal Shadow Foreign Minister, Senator Penny Wong, in her address last night to the University of Queensland.

  • PROJECT COMPASSION EMPOWERING AUSTRALIANS TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

    11 Mar 2019

    Coming from one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it is challenging to recognise the scale of extreme poverty in Australia’s region and around the world. An example of this is that about 600 million people lack access to clean water and the 2.3 billion people have no basic sanitation.

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison's climate fund only a start

    25 Feb 2019

    Prime Minister Morrison’s announcement of a Climate Solutions Fund represents a step towards a stronger federal government policy related to climate action

  • CARITAS RESPONDS FOLLOWING INDONESIA’S SUNDA STRAIT TSUNAMI

    27 Dec 2018

    Four days after a tsunami, described by locals as a ‘wall of water,’ rolled over the community of the Sunda Strait in Western Indonesia, the Caritas international network, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, is on the ground responding with emergency assistance.

  • A new era for Australian aid

    20 Dec 2018

    Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, welcomes the announcement of the Labor Party to commit to increasing the value of Australia’s overseas aid program every year it is in government, if successful at the next year’s election.

  • Australia must make climate change a priority

    6 Dec 2018

    Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, has today urged the Federal Government to make climate change a priority through domestic emissions policies and international leadership.

  • Caritas Australia urges government to adopt global migration compact

    5 Dec 2018

    Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, urges the Australian Government to adopt the Global Migration Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, after its recent decision to withdraw from the historic multilateral agreement.

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Thandalwayo in Zimbabwe
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe

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