TEAR statement on reported aid cuts

We are deeply saddened by reports the Government is considering yet another significant cut to the Australian Aid budget.

TEAR's National Director Matthew Maury says:

“It is deplorable to hear the news that our government may be seriously considering yet another cut to the Aid budget.  

It’s ironic that this news comes just before Easter – a time of hope and new life and transformation. These themes are all central to the work of TEAR’s partners through the support of Australian Aid. These projects are life changing for communities around the world struggling to overcome poverty and injustice.

We would love you to stand with TEAR and our partners to say: “we want to be people of hope”. It is said that a nation’s budget reflects its moral character, and so let’s join together to say that we want to live in a country that has the values of justice and compassion at its core.


Join with us and our friends at Campaign for Australian Aid and Micah Australia to speak out on this issue! You can also:

  1.      Share about this issue on your favourite social media channel - look on TEAR's Facebook page for articles, images and graphics to share
  2.      Tag @TurnbullMalcolm on Twitter or @MalcolmTurnbull on Facebook and call on him to rule out the reported cuts to Australian Aid
  3.   Come along to Micah Australia's young adults event in Canberra on the eve of this year's May Budget. TEAR will be there and will be organising a side gathering for supporters - email to connect with us!  


Thanks for your support on this issue. 

TEAR statement on reported aid cuts

"I hope the government is not going to fund tax cuts on the backs of the world’s poorest people….that is a logic that terrifies me." - Tim Costello from Micah Australia in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald article on the reported aid cuts.


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