Media Releases

Project Compassion encourages Australians to Go Further Together

12 Mar 20

Life is tough for the Philippine’s 17 million indigenous people who face discrimination, disadvantage and displacement from ancestral lands.

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The Caritas family offers support and solidarity in the face of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

11 Mar 20

Caritas Australia, part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, Caritas Internationalis, has joined with other global members in offering support and prayers to people infected and affected by COVID-19.

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Messages of love and compassion flow from global Catholic family for those affected by Australian bushfires

08 Jan 20

At this time of crisis for many Australian communities, Caritas Australia has been touched to receive many messages of solidarity from the global Catholic community. 

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Pacific voices: climate action needed at the heart of Pacific step-up

28 Nov 19

Ahead of next week’s UN climate summit, Pacific Island voices are highlighting the need for climate action to be front and centre of the Australian government’s Pacific Step Up.

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Statement about Central African Republic

20 Nov 19

Statement about Central African Republic: Caritas Australia is appalled to learn that a convicted child abuser was appointed as the Country Director for Caritas Central African Republic.

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Caritas Australia's New CEO driven by hope for a more just world

05 Nov 19

People often ask, ‘Is the world we have right now the world that God intended?’ Ours is a world where we have nearly a billion people who will go to bed hungry tonight. I don’t think this is the world that God intended.” Ms. Robertson said.

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Australian Ambassador to the Holy See launches Toiletry Bag Initiative with Catholic agencies in the Northern Territory

15 Sep 19

On Thursday the 12th of September, Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, joined with State, Catholic and Indigenous agencies to launch a free Toiletry Bag Program in the Northern Territory.

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Fight injustice this September and help women around the world

28 Aug 19

WFTW is a movement which aims to empower the world’s most marginalised women. Each September women across the breadth of Australia gather to stand in solidarity with women fighting inequality around the world.

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Caritas pays tribute to Tim Fischer as a man of leadership and integrity

23 Aug 19

Caritas Australia, has joined the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in paying tribute to the former Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer. 

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Pacific climate action must be met with Australian emissions reductions, says Caritas Australia

15 Aug 19

The Morrison Government’s climate aid package goes only some of the way to address the urgent and pressing call for Australia to take stronger action to reduce emissions. 

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Kirsty Robertson named new CEO of Caritas Australia

06 Aug 19

Kirsty Robertson, an experienced and accomplished leader of Catholic ministries and not-for-profit organisations, will serve as Caritas Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer. 

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Australian Aid must put climate change at the forefront of development

05 Jul 19

Caritas Australia urges the Australian Government to reflect the urgent threats of climate change as well as the regional opportunities for leadership.

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Bangladesh's Cardinal calls for international community to show action not words in support of Rohingya

18 Jun 19

The Archbishop of Dhaka, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, calls on the international community to take action and not mere words, in support of Rohingyas who have escaped Myanmar for Bangladesh.

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Australia schools giving generously for Caritas Australia's Project Compassion

04 Jun 19

All around the country, schools, parishes and communities have given generously to Caritas Australia through its Annual Lenten fundraising campaign, Project Compassion.

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

04 Apr 19

Jubilee Australia and Caritas Australia have expressed dismay over tonight's passage of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill, as well as further cuts to the Australian aid budget announced last night.

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Aussie school kids grab a bucket for World Water Day

19 Mar 19

Tens of thousands of students and community supporters all over Australia have come together to fundraise for Project Compassion this World Water Day on 22 March. 

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West Tigers Coach urges others to make a world of difference

18 Mar 19

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.

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

13 Mar 19

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

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Project Compassion Empowering Australians to Make a World of Difference

11 Mar 19

This March, tens of thousands of Australians including students and community supporters will be fundraising for Project Compassion.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison's climate fund only a start

25 Feb 19

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

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