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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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Caritas slams aid budget

The Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, has slammed last night’s federal budget, saying the Government has failed to meet local and international expectations to commit to an increase in aid funding.


Moving Filipino youth out of poverty

Caritas Australia is working with Filipino youth to improve education opportunities and move out of poverty. About 22 million Filipinos live below the poverty line, and hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.