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April 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia and Australian Rugby Union
Photo: Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Captain Lewis Holland visited Vietnam to run coaching and referee clinics with ChildFund Pass It Back
This International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, two Australian organisations are highlighting the importance of sport in a unique partnership...
January 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Two of Australia’s top rugby players will head to Vietnam this week to coach and support children from some of the poorest communities in Southeast Asia, as part of an innovative sport for development program managed by ChildFund Australia...
December 9, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia believes that every employee is entitled to be paid fairly and in a timely manner for the work that they undertake, and to be treated with respect in the workplace...
November 16, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Alastair from Australia is among more than 6,000 children globally who shared their views on education and safety at school, in ChildFund's Small Voices, Big Dreams survey.
One in three children in Australia have concerns about their safety at school, according to new global survey from international aid group ChildFund Alliance...
November 4, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: A gift of a solar lamp has been life-changing for Tharin (left), pictured with actress and ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack on her recent visit to Cambodia
ChildFund Australia ambassador Danielle Cormack is encouraging Australians to brighten a child’s life this Christmas by choosing one of 31 gift ideas from ChildFund’s Gifts for Good website...
October 20, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
 In Cambodia, Australian Aid is improving access to quality education for children like Kanha and Munyroath
Over 30 international development organisations and Australian-based social welfare groups, including ChildFund Australia, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, have called on the Australian government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty.
September 21, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: The Child-Friendly Accountability initiative will begin with monitoring child protection systems in schools and youth associations
ChildFund Alliance today launched an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children...
September 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia for Pass it Back
Photo: ChildFund's Pass It Back Safeguarding in Sport Program will ensure sporting unions in Asia are equipped with the skills and tools they need to keep children physically and emotionally safe [credit: Savanhxay Xayyasone]
ChildFund's Pass It Back program has launched a new initiative to improve safeguarding practices for young people involved in rugby across Asia...
August 31, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
A counsellor assisting a client at the ‘1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain’ hotline centre in Port Moresby. More than 2,500 callers have accessed the service in its first year.
Papua New Guinea’s first freecall national counselling hotline, providing support for family and sexual violence issues, has received 2,576 calls in its first year of operation, ChildFund PNG reported today...
August 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Grace, pictured with her mum Lani, is battling tuberculosis for the second time in her life [image credit: Cam Suttie/ChildFund Australia]
Over the past three years, tuberculosis (TB) has killed 9,000 people in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with children accounting for 26 per cent of detected cases, according to a new report released today by ChildFund Australia...
August 10, 2016
By Mark Kavenagh, child protection advisor, ChildFund Australia
Children in Australian immigration detention [image credit:]
The ‘Nauru Files’ reported in today’s media present new allegations of widespread and appalling abuse of children in immigration detention on Nauru...
June 24, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Emerging health issues in countries like Papua New Guinea not only impact local children and families but present health risks for Australians
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has launched the Coalition’s foreign policy agenda, stating that it intends to deliver a “sustainable, effective and affordable aid program that helps developing countries reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth”. The policy includes a welcome proposal to establish regional health security partnerships to tackle emerging health issues in our region...
June 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: The Australian Aid program in Vietnam is focused on promoting economic empowerment for women, particularly those living in poor, ethnic minority communities.
Today’s announcement by The Australian Greens that it will increase overseas aid to 0.7 percent over the next decade, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, has been welcomed by ChildFund Australia...
June 1, 2016
By ChildFund Cambodia, Save the Children and World Vision
Community-based child protection systems must be strengthened to end violence against children in Cambodia.
Children comprise a large segment of Cambodia’s population with 35% below the age of 15; regrettably, violence against Cambodia’s children is still high and has immense consequences for them and for Cambodia as a whole...
May 21, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Australian Aid is support ChildFund education programs in northern Laos, one of the poorest regions of the country due to high unexploded ordance contamination.
ChildFund Australia welcomes Labor’s announcement today that it will reverse the $224m cut made in this year’s budget if it wins the July election...
May 3, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund has been forced to cut vital aid projects for children and families in Africa, and closer to home in the Asia-Pacific.
ChildFund Australia is deeply disappointed that Australia’s life-saving aid program will fall to its lowest funding levels ever, after Treasurer Scott Morrison failed to reverse a scheduled cut of $224m in handing down his first budget tonight...
March 30, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Host a trivia event and raise money to help educate children living in some of the world’s poorest communities
Schools, workplaces and trivia buffs across Australia are being invited to take part in ChildFund Australia’s third annual trivia fundraiser called ChildFund’s Big Ask, in support of children’s education around the world...
March 15, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: Thousands of refugees wait at Idomeni camp in northern Greece to cross the border into Macedonia [Credit: ChildFund]
Today, 102 humanitarian agencies, including ChildFund Alliance, urged sustained and unconditional humanitarian access to all Syrians. The appeal was made on the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria...
March 2, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia auctions off exclusive mentoring sessions with 10 of Australia’s leading executives in the inaugural MentorMe Auction
An impressive line-up of Australian business leaders are auctioning off one-hour mentoring sessions in ChildFund Australia’s inaugural MentorMe Auction, which kicks off today...
November 20, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
10-year-old Jae from Australia says: "We should be listened to because we have great ideas too, and we have feelings and rights. Kids shouldn't be hurt. No one should be hurt, we should just be nice to each other."
Drugs, alcohol and the internet have been named by Australian children as the top risk factors leading to child abuse, according to a new global survey of almost 6,000 children by international aid group ChildFund Alliance...