Micah Challenge Gathering

On 17-20 Sept, 2011 the Micah Challenge national gathering will be held in Canberra. It is calling for more and better foreign aid programmes. For more: http://www.micahchallenge.org.au/voices-justice?utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailflex&utm_campaign=Bring_your_voice_to_Canberra!&utm_content=Can_you_join_us_in_Canberra_for_Voices_for_Justice_2011

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POSTED 23 Aug 2011
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Foreign Aid Overhaul

Christian organisations have welcomed the Federal Govt response to the Foreign Aid inquiry. For stories: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=27139

Or: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/rudd-announces-foreign-aid-overhaul/2784526?section=world

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011

Micah Challenge

On 17-20 Sept, 2011 the Micah Challenge national gathering will be held in Canberra. It is calling for more and better foreign aid programmes. For more: http://www.micahchallenge.org.au/voices-justice?utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailflex&utm_campaign=Bring_your_voice_to_Canberra!&utm_content=Can_you_join_us_in_Canberra_for_Voices_for_Justice_2011

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POSTED 27 Jun 2011
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Aid Review

The ACL reports that the Australian Govt is reviewing its Australian foreign aid spending. For story: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/rudd-to-check-spending-on-overseas-aid/story-e6frg6nf-1225954626133

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010

ARPA Breakfast

On Nov 13, 2010 the Association for Reformed Political Action held a breakfast workshop at the Southern River Free Reformed Church attended by 50 people. Speakers were Ali Kleyn on Christian business, Daniel Bosveld on Development Aid, Spike Fokkema on Local Politics, Gary Kleyn on the Media and Royce Vermeulen on Medical Issues.

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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Aussies Stingy?

Figures released by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development show Australia spent $US2.76 billion on aid in 2009, equivalent to 0.29 per cent of our gross national income. This ranked Australia 16 out of 23 countries in the index, and well below the average spend of 0.48 per cent.

The most generous nations were Sweden, Norway and Luxembourg all giving more than 1 per cent of their gross national income.

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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POSTED 9 Jun 2010

Foreign aid/abortion

One of the first acts on his first day for new US President Obama was to overturn a Bush policy to ban overseas aid being used to fund abortion in poor countries. This has put enormous pressure on Australian PM Kevin Rudd to follow suit. Johannesburg Catholic archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale speaking at the plenary assembly of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference this week warned of continuing attempts to legalise abortion and in vitro fertilisation in African countries, with the African Union’s Maputo Protocol and the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. “Do Church leaders have a say in these complex moral issues of the day or are we simply left to the mercy of unscrupulous campaigners?”Archbishop Tlhagale asked in conclusion.

To read his speech visit: http://www.sacbc.org.za/docs/Opening%20Address%20final%20Archbishop%20Buti%20Tlhagale%20Jan%202009.pdf

Action: The ACL says it is vital we email our Federal politicians this week as they resume parliament and urge them to use foreign money to protect women and babies, not to have them aborted. To find out how to get involved and find out more visit: http://www.makeastand.org.au/campaign/index.stw?campaign_id=17

For a viewpoint in favour of providing abortion aid read former democrat leader Lyn Allison’s article: http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/everyone-has-the-right-to-choose-how-they-plan-a-family-20090127-7qwx.html

and ACL managing director Jim Wallace’s response: http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/life-means-something-20090128-7ryx.html?page=-1

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POSTED 29 Jan 2009
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