Today’s revelation of where cuts to Australia’s aid program will fall has been met with disappointment by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian aid and humanitarian NGOs. ACFID Vice President and CARE Australia CEO, Dr Julia Newton-Howes, commented “Today’s announcement of $625 million in cuts is not merely number crunching in an attempt […]
MEDIA RELEASE August 13 2013 Hyundai Motor Company Australia has joined with Make Poverty History to launch the exciting Share Your Dream video competition, asking Australians how we can engineer change in our lives to help end global poverty. Make Poverty History co-chair and Oaktree CEO, Viv Benjamin said “This is a great opportunity […]
MEDIA RELEASE August 6 2013 Micah Challenge and Make Poverty History together expressed their deep dissatisfaction at today’s announcement that the Coalition plans to cut a further $4.5 billion from the aid budget, representing a broken promise to the global poor. Micah Challenge’s initial estimates suggest that Australia’s aid under the Coalition is now […]
MEDIA RELEASE August 30 2013 Research biologist Sir Gustav Nossal, psychiatrist and mental health advocate Professor Patrick McGorry, businesswoman Ita Buttrose, and CSIRO Chairman Simon McKeon are among a number of prominent Australians of the Year calling on political leaders to fulfil their promise to the world’s poorest people. The group are calling for leaders […]
MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Monday 19 August 2013 What: Handover of a petition signed by more than 74,725 people to the Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, on World Humanitarian Day. Music will be performed by African acapella and dance group, Tendera. Where: The Moores Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle When: Monday 19 August […]
MEDIA ALERT 27 June 2013 Matt Napier, who is bouncing an Aussie Rules football 4,500km across the country to raise awareness of global poverty, will complete his epic journey in Sydney on Friday 28 June 2013. Taking on the challenge for the 1.2 billion living in extreme poverty, Matt wanted to do something […]
WA political figures gather in Subiaco to debate Australia’s efforts in fighting global poverty Leading West Australian political figures Julie Bishop, Scott Ludlam and Louise Pratt will take part in a political forum in Subiaco on Tuesday July 2 to debate whether Australia is doing enough to help fight global poverty. Ms Bishop, the deputy […]
Once again the Australian Federal Government has revealed its plans to balance the budget partly on the backs of the world’s poorest people. Make Poverty History is extremely disappointed that the Government is once again diverting aid away from life-saving projects overseas and instead spending it on costs associated with processing asylum seekers. This is […]
The Make Poverty History coalition welcomes the Australian Greens’ effort to ensure Australia contributes a fair share of its national income to assisting people living in extreme poverty.
Last Thursday 1000 young Australians gathered on the front lawns of Parliament House to launch the Movement to End Poverty, a new national campaign being spearheaded by the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions. One week later, 50,000 Australians have joined them.