Please find below our latest media releases (PDF format).

All media enquiries can be directed to Angela Owen, Media and Communications Coordinator.

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Prayers for Australia to become a just and generous nation

15/06/2016

Over the coming week hundreds of Christians around the country will gather together in worship and prayer for Australia’s leaders, the nation and the world at Election Prayer and Worship Gatherings coordinated by Micah Australia.

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Greens commit to increase Australia's aid to 0.7% GNI by 2025

14/06/2016

Micah Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Greens of a policy to increase Australia’s overseas aid budget to 0.7% of GNI over the coming decade.

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Labor commits to reinstate $224 million cut from aid budget

21 May 2016

The Micah Australia coalition of churches and Christian agencies welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to reverse the scheduled $224 million aid cut in the 2016-2017 Federal Budget if it wins the Federal election.

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Australian aid cuts make us the least generous we've ever been

3/05/2016

The Micah Australia coalition of churches and Christian agencies is deeply disappointed at the Government’s decision to proceed with the scheduled $224 million aid cut in the 2016-2017 Federal Budget.

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Australia's Christian Leaders Call on Treasurer to Stop the Clock on Aid Cuts

20/04/2016

In an open letter to Treasurer Scott Morrison published in The Australian today, leaders of Australia’s 12 Christian denominations called on the Turnbull Government to “Stop the Clock” on the scheduled $224 million cut to the aid budget. Leaders voiced their concern that a failure to act now will see the aid budget fall to its lowest ever level in Australian history. 

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Aid Advocates Urge Scott Morrison to Stop the Clock on Further Aid Cuts

14/04/2016

Aid groups today called on the Turnbull Government to “Stop the Clock” and reverse a scheduled $224 million cut to the aid budget. The expected cut will reduce Australia’s aid budget to its lowest ever level, making Australia one of the least generous developed countries in the world.

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Small steps towards a better future

16/10/2015

Micah Australia warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Deputy Opposition Leader, Tanya Plibersek, that a Labor government would restore $30 million of funding to Australian Aid non-government organisations and work to improve the transparency and poverty-focus of Australia’s aid program.

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Australian Christians unite in prayer vigils for justice with new Micah Australia movement

13/10/2015

Hundreds of Christians from churches across the country have gathered in prayer vigils this week to pray for our nation’s leaders and Australia’s contribution to a world without extreme poverty. Almost 200 participants of Micah Australia’s annual Voices for Justice event (10-13 October) joined with Federal politicians and local Canberra Christians in a public candlelit prayer vigil on the lawns of Parliament House last night.

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Australian Christians to unite in prayer for justice

1/10/2015

On Monday 12 October hundreds of Australian Christians from across the country and all parts of the Church will raise their voices in prayer for our nation’s leaders and Australia’s contribution to a world free from extreme poverty. As part of Micah Challenge’s annual Voices for Justice event (10-13 October), hundreds of participants will join Federal politicians and many others from churches in and around Canberra in a public night time prayer vigil on the lawns of Parliament House.

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Australia's aid budget slashed to lowest ever levels

13/05/2015

The Micah Challenge coalition strongly condemns the savage cuts to Australia’s aid program confirmed in last night’s budget. The Government is implementing the largest ever cuts to aid in Australia’s history – including a $1 billion cut from the aid budget immediately, and a total of $3.7 billion being stripped from aid over the next three years. These cuts will take Australia’s aid to the lowest ever levels in our nation’s history.

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