• Act for Peace - National Council of Churches

    Act for Peace was founded in 1948 as the aid agency of the Australian Council for the World Council of Churches. Our work has always had an emphasis on international long-term development. Our vision is a peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and dignified life. Our purpose is to empower passionate people to work together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster. Our goal is to increase our impact in achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster. Website:

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  • Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

    The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) was set up by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) in 1987 as the national justice and peace agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference mandates the ACSJC to promote research, education, advocacy and action on social justice, peace and human rights, integrating them deeply into the life of the whole Catholic community in Australia, and providing a credible Catholic voice on these matters in Australian society. In this way the ACSJC seeks to bring good news to the poor, release to captives, sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed.

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  • Australian Lawyers Alliance

    Australian Lawyers Alliance

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is a national association of lawyers, academics and other professionals dedicated to protecting and promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual. We promote access to justice and equality before the law for all individuals regardless of their wealth, position, gender, sexuality, age, race or religious belief.

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  • Catholic Mission

    Catholic Mission is the Australian agency of the international Pontifical Mission Societies. Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and love our neighbour, and work to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused development programs. Catholic Mission operates in over 160 countries to support initiatives in 1,100 dioceses, including remote Australia. Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics, to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life—physically and spiritually—regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.

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  • ChilOut - Children Out of Immigration Detention

    At ChilOut, our mission is to promote the rights of children seeking asylum and advocate for policy and law reform that sufficiently protects the rights of these vulnerable children. ChilOut believes that every child has the right to live in safety, with dignity and freedom, regardless of how they arrive in Australia and that every child should be afforded their basic human rights.

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  • Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network

    Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network

    We are a large community-based network of volunteers who support and advocate for asylum seekers, raise awareness about their plight, and work for change in Australia’s asylum and refugee policy. DASSAN was set up in 2010 in response to growing concerns about asylum seekers in detention in Darwin. We believe in building an Australia where all people seeking asylum are treated with compassion, dignity, and justice.

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  • Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has a universal expectation for the protection of children. It is resolutely committed to ensuring that all those engaged in the Church promote the inherent dignity of children and young people and their fundamental right to be respected and nurtured in a safe environment. This is particularly so for the most vulnerable children, including aboriginal children, those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability. The Catholic Church has a moral, legal and mission-driven responsibility to create nurturing environments where children are respected, their voices are heard and where they are safe and feel safe.

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  • Oxfam Australia

    We believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. Together we are on the ground, empowering communities to tackle poverty. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. We envisage a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities—a world in which everyone is valued and treated equally. Oxfam strives to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. We are part of a global movement for change, one that empowers people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.

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  • Planet Wheeler

    Maureen and Tony Wheeler have a long philanthropic history. In their travels as founders and authors of Lonely Planet Publications, they saw first-hand the need to support those more in need than themselves. They began supporting international development decades ago and as Lonely Planet book sales grew over the years, so did their passion for giving. Lonely Planet first established a policy of donating a fixed percentage of profits in 1987. The sale of Lonely Planet Publications saw their philanthropic efforts take on a life of their own and Planet Wheeler Foundation was born. Planet Wheeler Foundation has no religious or political affiliations.

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  • Save the Children Australia

    Improving the health and education of children in Australia became our priority in 1951. Welfare centres and pre-schools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria were among our first Australian programs. In 2004, we began consolidation of our state branches into a single national organisation and changed our name to Save the Children Australia. Drawing on our history and experience, we continue to grow and reach more children through our programs and humanitarian responses in Australia and overseas.

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  • Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

    The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries. Our mission is to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture and trauma.

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  • Youth Affairs Network Queensland

    The Youth Affairs Network of Queensland Inc (YANQ) is the peak community youth affairs body in Queensland, representing individuals and organisations from Queensland's youth sector. YANQ believes that everybody, young people included, should be free to exercise their human rights. We advocate on behalf of young people in Queensland, especially disadvantaged young people, to government and the community. We promote and support cultural diversity and encourage the development of policies and programs that respond to the rights and needs of young people.

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