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Women Church Leaders Calling on Government to Share Vaccines with World’s Poor

By: Amy Cheng

Australia should share vaccines with poorer countries to reduce the impact of a “two-track pandemic”, according to women leaders from Australian church denominations and organisations. Read more

Meet the Australian Surgeon Changing the Lives of Women in Africa

By: Katrina Roe

Today, two million African women suffer from obstetric fistulas. Read more

The Five Big Drivers of Poverty in Australia

by: Rosie Kendall – CEO of CAP Australia

In their Post-Budget analysis , Dr Cassandra Goldie CEO of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) stated that the 2020-2021 Federal Budget, announced last week, will leave millions of people stranded – saying that “we cannot allow the outcome of this crisis to be 1.6 million people left stranded in poverty on JobSeeker”. Read more

Compassion Week

By: Sharon Fitness

Each year ACCTV likes to dedicate one week to the remarkable efforts of Compassion and other like-minded organisations doing impressive work amongst the poor and marginalised throughout the world, particularly children.
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Mercy Ships Helps Gamai Reach for a New Life

By: Global News Alliance

Gamai was just a toddler growing up in Guinea, West Africa, when she pulled a pot of boiling water over and badly burned her arms.
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A Venezuelan Migrant’s Story

By: Global News Alliance

Hundreds and even thousands of Venezuelan migrants cross into Colombia each day, leaving behind chaos and deprivation. They’re hoping to find safety and economic opportunity in their neighbour nation or other countries farther south, such as Ecuador and Peru. But the journey is demanding, dangerous, and filled with uncertainty.
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The Great Australian Divide – ‘Have’ and ‘Have Not’

By: Anne Rinaudo

A new UNSW, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) study highlights inequality in our society – and how to fix it. The Inequality in Australia 2018 Report highlights the stark disparities between the haves and have nots in Australia and the impact it could have on society. ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie shared insights from the report on Open House. Read more

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Would Universal Basic Income Beat Poverty?

By: Anne Rinaudo

Ronald Henderson famously chaired a Commission of Inquiry into Poverty in the early 1970’s.

In his report, Henderson sought to identify the extent of poverty in Australia in terms of inadequate income relative to need. Read more

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They Slipped Away In The Night – Tragedy at Sea for Kiribati Students

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

A Kiribati man living in Australia has provided one of the first accounts of a ferry tragedy in Kiribati which is believed to have taken up to 80 lives including students on their way to start the school year. Read more

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Unlocking Potential

Author: Rodney Olsen.

When he was just eight years of age his father was murdered in front of his mother. That moment forced Richmond, his mother and his five siblings out of their home and into one of the world’s largest slums. Life had changed in an instant. Read more