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“Lucky country” no more: Australians deliver surprising verdict on Australia Day eve

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Coming only days before Australia Day and in the wake of catastrophic bushfires, the survey polled more than 1050 Australians on whether they thought Australia would be the “lucky country” for their grandchildren, with 33 per cent saying ‘no’, and a further 42 per cent saying they were no longer sure.

Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis ​

Monday, January 20, 2020

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.

The World's Generous Bushfire Response Highlights Our Foreign Aid Hypocrisy

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Foreign aid is often not the saviour people expect. Instead, it is confronting, a last resort and often received sadly. The reasons countries are given aid -- the traumas, the catastrophes, the crises and the chronic issues -- are often so damaging to individual and collective pride, worth and utility.

World Vision Philippines launches appeal for families affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

To support the immediate needs of the people affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest, child-focused World Vision has started distributing dust mask in evacuation centers in Batangas.

Three reasons to feel hopeful about the world's future – Claire Rogers

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Here are three pieces of hopeful news you wouldn’t have seen in your feed.

What we've learned since the 2004 tsunami, and why we can't afford to be complacent

Friday, December 27, 2019

Many people consider the 2004 tsunami a ‘once in a lifetime disaster’ but it’s possible that another disaster on that scale could strike again. I shudder at the thought.

Australia must step up to ease global refugee crisis

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

World Vision has urged the Federal Government to more than double its current intake of refugees to 44,000 people as the world faces a global displacement crisis.

Office Kris Kringle divides Australia

Sunday, December 15, 2019

World Vision has conducted its first annual Christmas survey; a wide-ranging poll across Australia about views and attitudes towards the festive season.

Miss World contestants join World Vision in calling for world peace this Christmas

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Three Miss World Australia contestants have stepped out in support of World Vision’s campaign for Peace on Earth this Christmas, after a sobering report on the devastating impact of conflict and violence on children and families worldwide. Miss World Australia 2017 Esma Voloder (VIC), Miss World Australia 2018 Taylah Cannon (NSW) and 2019 runner-up Jenayah Elliott (WA) are supporting the charity’s inaugural Peace on Earth Pledge, which gives Australians the opportunity to contribute to world peace via an online campaign.

Calls for action on Australia’s ‘blind spots’ on UN Rights of the Child

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Human rights leaders, youth ambassadors and academics are calling for action today to improve child rights, marking 30 years since the since the formation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child.