Media Releases

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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In Cambodia water distribution systems are improving the quality of life.
Photo Chanthea Nou. Caritas Australia

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 international speakers: Baskoro (left) and Super Dube (right)
Photo credit: Caritas Australia

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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Caritas responds following Indonesia's Sunda Strait Tsunami

27 Dec 18

Four days after a tsunami rolled over the community of the Sunda Strait in Western Indonesia, the Caritas international network is on the ground responding with emergency assistance.

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A new era for Australian aid

20 Dec 18

Caritas Australia 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.

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Australia must make climate change a priority

06 Dec 18

Delegates from the Caritas Internationalis network are at the UN climate talks in Poland and are urging States to deliver a concrete plan to tackle the devastating impacts of climate change on human life, ecosystems, food and water security.

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Syrian refugees in Turkey
Photo: Patrick Nicholson, Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Australia urges government to adopt global migration compact

05 Dec 18

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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Changes to a bill a win for Australian Democracy

27 Nov 18

Caritas Australia commends the decision by all political parties to pass the amended version of the Electoral Disclosure Reform Bill (EFDR) through both houses of parliament. 

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Okaba planting. Photo: Caritas Australia.

Climate finance and grassroots aid missing from the new pivot to the pacific

09 Nov 18

Caritas Australia welcomes the federal government’s new commitment to expand its assistance Australia’s Pacific Island neighbour.

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Lima who was assisted during her birth by Caritas trained midwife Monika cradles her healthy baby Jyoti. Photo: Caritas Australia.

Protect the miracle of motherhood this Christmas with Caritas Global Gift

08 Nov 18

According to the latest UN estimates, more than 300,000 women each year die in childbirth or as a result of complications arising from pregnancy. 

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Caritas network’s ongoing response to Sulawesi tsunami and earthquake

02 Nov 18

One month after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the Caritas international network continues to assist those whose lives were devastated by the disaster.

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Caritas responds following devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi

30 Sep 18

The Caritas international network, is responding with emergency assistance following a powerful earthquake that rocked central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday.

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Caritas Network Responds to Typhoon Mangkhut

17 Sep 18

The Caritas international network is on the ground responding with emergency assistance, following the devastating impact of Typhoon Mangkhut, considered the strongest typhoon this year.

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Photo: Nicole Clements, Caritas Australia

Be a Woman for the World and help fight injustice this September

03 Sep 18

Caritas Australia is encouraging women to fight this injustice, celebrate empowerment and help end poverty by hosting a “Women for the World” event this September.

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Bernard Holland. Photo: Caritas Australia

Appointment of Catholic Earthcare Director

30 Aug 18

Bernard Holland has taken up the position of Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia. 

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Caritas Australia pays tribute to aid workers on World Humanitarian Day

20 Aug 18

Caritas Australia and CAN DO CEOs (Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations), attended Humanitarians in Action, a photography and video exhibition, launched today by Ms Julie Bishop at Parliament House, Canberra.

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Australia's Catholics respond generously to global poverty

08 Aug 18

Many thousands of supporters across parishes and schools have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor donating more than $10.8 million to Project Compassion.

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Caritas promotes week of sharing with refugees

20 Jun 18

Caritas Australia has joined Pope Francis’ call to #sharethejourney, to promote the rights and the protection of refugees and migrants.

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Tax Time - A time to support the world's poor

05 Jun 18

As the end of the financial year approaches, Caritas Australia is urging people to consider a charitable donation that can boost their tax return, while providing life-saving work in some of the world’s poorest communities.

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