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Pacific focus misses the point

Caritas Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s new commitment to expand its assistance to Australia’s Pacific Island neighbours but has criticised the lack of attention to local aid and climate change.

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Jamaki's dressmaking skills have gone from strength to strength and she has become a leader in her community.

Hopeful future for Janaki

Each year Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion, which runs through the six weeks of Lent, brings together communities across Australia, in solidarity with the world’s poor, to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Each week The Southern Cross will publish a story on how Project Compassion is making a different to the lives of individuals, their families and communities.