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August 13, 2013

Jessica and Molly grieve the death of their older sister Margaret, who was killed by her violent husband. They are now taking care of her young children. [Photo: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia]

February 19, 2013

By joining this overseas challenge, you'll get fit, experience one of the world's most exotic islands and fundraise to provide goats to poor families, making a real difference in one of the most disadvantaged regions of the world.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about development issues in Sri Lanka as you visit rural villages that ChildFund supports, meeting some of the children and families in communities benefiting from your fundraising.

February 12, 2013

Almost half (45%) of Australian children think alcohol is the main cause of violence in Australia, according to a new ChildFund survey, released today, of almost 6,500 children across the world. This was three times higher than the global result (16%) and the third- highest response in the world.

February 12, 2013
ChildFund Australia welcomes the incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott and commends the Coalition Government for its long-term commitment to increasing Australia’s aid budget to 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income.

Nigel Spence, CEO of ChildFund Australia said, “The Abbott Government has a real opportunity to continue the success of Australia’s aid program and make widespread improvements in the lives of the world’s poorest people.

February 12, 2013

Are you looking for a unique challenge in 2014 that will help you get fit, travel overseas and change the lives of children in need?  The Cambodia Water Challenge could be just what you are looking for!

Sydney, Australia, 23 January 2014 – ChildFund Australia is on the hunt for 20 adventurous Aussies to take part in an unforgettable trip through Cambodia.

March 29, 2012
 

4 April is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

The Australian Government should rethink its proposed legislation on cluster bombs to protect children across the world now and in the future, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today.

March 5, 2012

Recent media reports have raised serious allegations and criticisms about the fundraising methods of charities. It is deeply regrettable that the alleged actions and attitudes of a small number of operators, and the sensationalist reporting of these instances, are damaging the Australian charitable sector.

February 12, 2012

Does your Dad work hard to bring home the bacon? Then why not thank him this Father’s Day (5 September) by getting him his very own pig! 


ChildFund Australia’s Donations with a Difference website gives you the opportunity to find a fantastic gift for your dad, while also helping to improve the lives of children and their families around the world. 



By spending just $35, you can buy Dad a cute little piggy and give a family in Indonesia the chance to improve their income so they can provide good care for their children. 

February 12, 2012

Young people in Africa are proving to be a powerful force for change, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said ahead of the launch of the United Nations International Year of Youth on 12 August.

February 12, 2012
 

With less than a year to go to meet the 2010 targets for reducing malaria, this World Malaria Day (25 April) is a time to focus on children at risk of the disease, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today.

February 12, 2012
 

With less than a year to go to meet the 2010 targets for reducing malaria, this World Malaria Day (25 April) is a time to focus on children at risk of the disease, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today.

February 12, 2012

There's nothing a mother wouldn’t do to keep her child healthy and safe, so why not help a mum care for her child this Mother’s Day.

ChildFund Australia’s Donations with a Difference website offers a range of unique gift ideas that will put a smile on your mum’s face and also help change the lives of mums and bubs living in poverty around the world.

February 12, 2012

Concerns raised by the media today over fraud allegations in Australia’s overseas aid program must be taken seriously but should not undermine support for aid, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today.

While all fraud is serious, the cases being investigated represent a tiny proportion of the thousands of aid activities and billions of dollars that AusAID is managing across more than 70 different countries.

February 12, 2012

A snapshot survey of 4,600 children across the world has revealed almost one in four Aussie kids (23%) wants to be a sports star when they grow up, and more than a third (36%) would spend a free day playing sport or other physical activity.

The story is very different in developing countries where children would prefer to be teachers (23%) or doctors (20%), and one in four (25%) say they would spend a free day helping their family by doing housework, farmwork or other chores.

February 12, 2012

With 67 million children out of school, ChildFund Australia is calling on world leaders to renew and increase their commitment to education.


The Global Partnership for Education Pledging Conference on 8 November in Copenhagen will be attended by government ministers, heads of UN agencies, CEOs, civil society organisations, teachers' unions and development banks from over 40 countries. 


The Australian Government through Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is playing a leading role as co-sponsor of the event. 

February 12, 2012
 

An Australian-funded school in Papua New Guinea is helping to get children out of the urban waste dumps and into the classroom.

St Peters Literacy School, on the northern fringes of Port Moresby, offers free literacy and numeracy programs for 120 children, attracting boys and girls from the city’s rubbish dump settlements who can’t access or afford a place in the public school system.

February 12, 2012

You know the kids will get more than their fair share of chocolate for Easter, so why not chicken out this year and buy some baby chicks instead!

ChildFund Australia’s Donations with a Difference website offers a range of unique gift ideas that are fun to give and also help change the lives of children and communities in need.

For just $10, you can buy five baby chickens to help a family in Brazil increase their income and provide nourishing meals for their children.

February 12, 2012

With unexploded bombs still posing a threat in countries like Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the day is aimed at raising awareness about an issue that continues to trap communities in an ongoing cycle of poverty.

February 12, 2012
 

Over the last two decades, international aid has contributed to huge strides in poverty reduction, with extreme poverty rates falling in every region of the developing world. Since 1990, there are four million fewer child deaths each year, global primary school enrolment has reached an all-time high of 90% and over 2 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water.*

February 12, 2012

A new report on the impacts of the multi-billion dollar LNG Project in Papua New Guinea highlights the industry's achievements in addressing social change but warns of continuing major concerns that need to be addressed, a coalition of NGOs said today.

The report, The Community Good – Examining the Influence of the PNG LNG Project in the Hela Region of Papua New Guinea – will be launched at Parliament House on Tuesday, 29 May at 10am by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles.

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