Letter to ‘The Canberra Times’ – cut to aid in Budget…

The Canberra Times, logo, letter published by Peter Graves

With the Federal Budget delivered by Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg last Tuesday evening, many Australians were concerned about the allocation set aside for foreign aid, particularly RESULTS Australia and our volunteers. Peter Graves, a volunteer with RESULTS Australia, voiced his concern about the cut to Australia’s overseas assistance, in a letter...

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Tax cuts at the expense of aid budget growth?

RESULTS Australia

Media release April 3, 2019 “The Government has made it clear that foreign aid remains a low priority with the Budget handed down tonight,” said RESULTS Australia CEO, Amelia Christie. “While we’re glad the Pacific is seeing a renewed focus, we’re going to see some programs cut and a reduction...

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Wrap-up of World TB Day 2019

Tuberculosis—a preventable and curable disease— has the infamous title of being the leading infectious disease killer in the world. It now kills more people than HIV & AIDS. In 2017, 10 million fell ill with TB and needed treatment, including one million children, 3.2 million women and 5.8 million men (according...

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World TB Day 2019

What is TB’s impact in the world? Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease globally? It caused the deaths of 1.6 million people (the population of Adelaide) in 2017. TB in Australia Within Australia, an estimated one million people live with the latent (non-infectious) variant of...

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Be a part of our World TB Day campaign

World TB Day, Social Media Pledge, 2019

Be a part of our World TB Day social media campaign. World TB Day on Sunday March 24 highlighted the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and the efforts made to eliminate the disease.   At present, an estimated one million Australians live with latent (non-infectious) TB. 1.6 million people globally died...

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Eliminating polio is greatest goal…

Polio Vaccination, Photo courtesy of Gavi

Status of polio globally  Wild poliovirus continued to circulate in Afghanistan last year, with 21 people recorded with polio, and 12 people in Pakistan. This is despite the fact that both countries undertook new vaccination campaigns through the National Emergency Action Plan, with a focus on closing any immunity gaps.   ...

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