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Government’s aid decision yet another broken promise

Monday, May 13, 2013

International aid agency World Vision Australia has welcomed the Government’s increase to this year’s aid budget under difficult conditions, but is disappointed by yet another delay to reach the long-held promise of 0.5 per cent of national income.

The budget axe must not fall on vital foreign aid

Monday, May 13, 2013

In the lead-up to federal budget day, advocates representing a wide variety of interests are coming out of the woodwork to plead their cause. No one wants their industry or sector to be affected by what now seems like inevitable cuts to government spending. But most of these campaigners are lobbying for their own patch.

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.

Take a stand for the country we want to live in

Monday, December 24, 2012

For many Australians, 2012 has been a year of mixed blessings. The two-speed economy and international uncertainty have created challenges. The rising cost of living lingers in our minds, even keeps some of us awake at night. Our Federal Parliament has become toxic with genuine debate stifled by political interests.

Government must come clean on foreign aid budget

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tim Costello has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to divert much-needed funding from Australia’s foreign aid program to house refugees being processed in Australia.

Financial jitters threaten corporate social responsibility: Tim Costello

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has warned that the global financial crisis is putting the squeeze on corporate social responsibility but is optimistic key Australian business leaders will not abandon their community engagement programs.

Budget: Delay in aid target disappointing

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Gillard Government has moved to delay its commitment to boost aid spending to 0.5% of gross national income, a move that will mean $2.9 billion less for the world’s poorest over four years.

The moral cost of cutting aid

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Many Australians think we are the St Vincent de Paul of the world. When disaster strikes Australia responds. When there are poor communities in need we are only too eager to help. It's the Aussie way and perhaps even a responsibility for us as "The Lucky Country".

Cuts to aid budget short-sighted: World Vision

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

World Vision Australia today warned that any move to cut Australia’s level of overseas aid funding was short-sighted and would not only impact on the lives of the world’s poorest but also reduce Australia’s security and economic prosperity.

Australia's aid commitments under question from Coalition cuts

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Coalition’s proposed cuts to the foreign aid budget calls into serious question its commitment to assist the world’s poorest people, warned International development agency World Vision Australia.