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World's poor foot the bill for Budget repairs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget mean Australia’s overseas development assistance is contributing more savings than any other sector to the budget repair job, World Vision Australia said today.

Slashing foreign aid reflects poorly on Australia

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Much is made of the need for a changed 'mindset' in the budget rhetoric. But what if the decisions outlined in this statement of government priorities appear to change a mindset that is beneficial, even admired?

$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.

Australia's aid charities need clarity over cuts

Monday, January 13, 2014

Since announcing their $4.5bn cut to Australia’s aid program, the Federal Government have insisted that it is all about ensuring our aid dollars are effectively deployed in the service of Australia’s best interests. In most cases this appears to boil down to encouraging economic development in our poorest neighbours.

Diverting foreign aid sets dangerous precedent

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The federal government has dropped a bombshell on poor communities in developing countries, just in time for Christmas. After delaying its promise on aid at the May budget, the government now plans to divert $375 million of Australia's much-needed aid budget to fund domestic refugee programs, making Australia the third largest recipient of Australian aid.

Coalition aid cuts leave Australians broken-hearted: World Vision

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bipartisan support for Australia’s aid program is officially in tatters after the Coalition announced plans to slash a shocking $4.5 billion from the aid budget over the next four years.

Looking for a better life, not just wealth

Sunday, September 1, 2013

In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy famously called on Americans to ''ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country''. The leaders of Australia's major political parties, on the other hand, appear to be appealing directly to our self-interest.

Australia’s promise to the poor at risk: World Vision

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Australian Government’s decision to again slow a planned increase in the aid budget puts our nation’s long-held, bipartisan promise to the world’s poorest people further out of reach, says international aid agency World Vision Australia.

C20: Constructive contributions to the G20

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Australian civil society representatives have met for the first time to discuss how best to contribute to high-level policy decisions at next year’s G20 Summit in Brisbane.

Imagine what could be achieved with $1.9b, World Vision

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The world’s poorest people will be short-changed by $1.9 billion as a result of tonight’s Federal Budget, says international aid agency World Vision Australia.