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ABN: 85 085 413 832
ARBN: 085 413 832
Inspired by Jesus' call to love our neighbours, regardless of background or belief, we focus on projects that seek to improve the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people, uniting communities and empowering men and women as they work together to direct their own future.
TEAR Australia was founded in 1971 and produced the first Gift Catalogue of its kind in 1994. TEAR is a signatory to the Australian Council For International Development Code of Conduct, and fully accredited with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (responsible for administering the Australian Government's international aid program).
There are no TEAR offices overseas. Instead, TEAR has more than 130 partners - community-based Christian groups, churches, and relief and development agencies – in Africa, South and South-East Asia, the Pacific and in Indigenous Australia.
These committed, local professionals work alongside poor people - of many faiths and cultures - in their own countries, to run a variety of long-term integrated development projects tailored to meet community needs and address community problems.