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

All media enquiries can be directed to Beck Wilesmith, Senior Advisor.

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Christian Women Leaders Unite in Historic Trip to Canberra

20/09/2018

Women leaders from across the denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations have come together for an historic visit to Canberra today. In addition to advocating for policies of justice, the cohort will meet with Senior Ministers and Members of Parliament from both political parties.

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Tim Costello calls Australian Christians to Canberra to advocate for the world’s poor at Voices for Justice 2018

15/08/2018

Hundreds of Christians from across the nation will gather in Canberra from 1-4 December this year, for four powerful days of training, prayer, worship and political advocacy at Voices for Justice Conference.

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Australians still believe aid budget is almost 14 times more than what it is

Micah Australia today said Lowy Institute polling released this week shows Australians are comfortable with and actually expect, a much higher aid budget. The 2018 Lowy Institute Poll found that Australians on average think that 14% of the budget is spent on aid, while they say 10% should be spent on aid.

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We 'absolutely' agree Minister! Bishop shocks with aid admission

15/6/18

Micah Australia today welcomed the Minister for Foreign Affairs brief yet clear statement on Australian aid given yesterday. On Thursday while being interviewed at the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, when asked 'does Australia need a bigger aid budget?', Julie Bishop smiled and said 'absolutely'.

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We can do more; A message from concerned young Australians as Australian aid falls to record low

8/5/18

Over 100 young adults from the advocacy group Micah Australia, tonight expressed their dismay over the government's lack of care for the world's poor as it was revealed in the budget that aid would fall to a record low.

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Aid Advocacy group Micah Australia asks 'When will our government believe we have enough so we can start being generous again?'

8/5/2018

Micah Australia today expressed concern about the lack of care for the world's poor, saying its expectation for the aid budget is it will continue to be at its lowest level ever in history. Matt Darvas, Campaign Director of Micah Australia said "When will our government believe we have enough so we can start being generous again?"

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Join us at the table, we have plenty to share

7/5/18

A message from concerned young Australians on the week of the Federal Budget: As the nation wakes on the morning after the federal budget is delivered, young adults from the advocacy group, Micah Australia, will be hosting a banquet on the front lawns of Parliament House to call for a fairer deal for the world’s poor.

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Micah Australia is back in year crucial for the world’s poor

19/02/2018

Micah Australia, a formidable movement of Australian Christians advocating God’s heart for the world’s poor, is back on the national scene with Tim Costello at its helm as Micah’s new Executive Director.

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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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