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COVID-19 aid rethink welcome, but must go beyond our immediate region - CEO

Saturday, May 30, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the Australian Government’s plan Partnerships for Recovery which outlines how Australia will support its regional neighbours through COVID-19 but renewed its call that this global crisis requires a global response.

Medevac Repeal Disappointing - World Vision

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Australia took a backward and inhumane step when it comes to basic human rights with the repeal of the Medevac Bill, World Vision’s Head of Policy and Advocacy, Andrew White said today.

Refugee advocates, lawyers and human rights groups unite in rejecting Government’s medical panel proposal

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Government proposal to address the medical crisis engulfing critically ill refugees detained offshore has been firmly rejected as window dressing on the existing unconscionable process which has seen 12 people die in offshore detention in the past five years.

As last kids leave Nauru, World Vision calls on MPs to back new law for sick refugees detained offshore

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Australia’s leading humanitarian agency, World Vision today welcomed the news that the last kids are coming off Nauru, by calling on Australia’s political leaders to back a new law that guarantees medical transfers for sick refugees trapped in island detention.

Human Rights Day: Rohingya refugee children campaign for protection from violence

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh —Rohingya children living in the world’s largest refugee camp called today for an end to the routine violence and exploitation that they face—including in their own homes. Lacking official refugee status in Bangladesh, they are particularly vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and child marriage. Children are urging that their rights to safety and protection be recognized and protected.

End the suffering on Nauru:World Vision

Thursday, November 1, 2018

World Vision CEO Claire Rogers has called on the government to immediately end the suffering of the children trapped on Nauru and bring them to Australia without delay.

Australia’s leading NGOs set deadline to get Kids Off Nauru

Monday, August 20, 2018

A coalition of more than 30 organisations has set a 3-month deadline for Australia’s political leaders to remove all children and their families currently being held on Nauru.

Turnbull Government must seal the deal on asylum seekers

Thursday, February 2, 2017

World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello has urged the Australian Government to seal the deal on asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru with new US President Donald Trump – and also reveal its plans for asylum seekers not accepted by the US.

Refugee detention unworthy of Australia: Tim Costello

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has called on the Australian Government to immediately find a just and humane solution to the issue of refugees being held in indefinite detention on Nauru and Manus Island.

Stop detention of children: World Vision

Thursday, February 12, 2015

World Vision Australia chief executive, Tim Costello said Australia needs to find ‘a better way’ for dealing with children in families seeking asylum in Australia.

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