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G20 must deliver for the most vulnerable: Tim Costello

Sunday, November 9, 2014

World leaders must look beyond GDP growth numbers to the human impact of their economic reform commitments.

$625m aid cuts will hit those most in need

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Federal Government’s $625 million aid cuts – including to funds promised to Australian development NGOs – will hit the very programs aimed at helping those most in need, World Vision Australia’s chief executive, Tim Costello, said today.

Tackle inequality within and between nations: G20 told

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Governments struggling to meet community needs and aspirations must listen to a broad range of voices as their leaders meet for the world’s premier economic forum in Russia this week

New International Development role welcomed – World Vision

Monday, July 1, 2013

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Government’s appointment of The Hon Melissa Parke MP to the newly created international development portfolio.

PNG needs some of our Anzac spirit

Saturday, April 6, 2013

As we approach Anzac Day, Australians are prompted to reflect on our national character. Drawing on events far from our shores close to a century ago, we lay claim to a particular combination of traits: mateship, pulling together, and brave sacrifice.

Committing to ending early marriage

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In 21st century Australia, most of us have the luxury of choosing the timing of significant life events. And that choice has led to some interesting social trends. From the age we start having kids to the process of ageing we are increasingly seeking to delay those landmark moments. So can you imagine the distress of having real-life responsibilities thrust upon you well before you are ready?

Government report shows aid works, so why divert it?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Government report showing overseas aid works is further proof that Australia’s aid program must be protected at all costs, a leading international charity says.

Papua New Guinea's future depends on Australia

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just returned from a meeting with Pacific Island leaders where she announced a major aid initiative to tackle gender inequality. We know that promoting gender equity can increase economic prosperity and transform community well-being so the PM’s announcement is a great step forward. But having just visited the Pacific region, I am also struck by the immense challenge that lies ahead for our island neighbours, and the responsibility that Australia must face up to.

A boom for philanthropy?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Western Australia is at an unprecedented point in history. It sits at the centre of a resources boom, perfectly placed in the region during the “Asian century” and blessed by social and political stability.

Build a better South Sudan right from the start: Aid agencies

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oxfam Australia and World Vision Australia today urged the Federal Government to support the recommendations of a new joint-agency report on South Sudan, to ensure the people of the world’s newest nation have a hopeful future.