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Australia's place in the world – it really is #UpToUs

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Right now Australians have a chance to shape how our country engages with the rest of the world. Our government is currently writing a Foreign Policy White Paper that will shape Australia's role in the world for decades to come. It's critical that the government listens to all Australians about the kind of world we want to live in and the role Australia should have in making your vision a reality.

You can have your say today, just by taking the 60 second #UpToUs Survey.

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Australia has made an incredible contribution to shaping a more just and equal world.

That's why we're for Australian aid.

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Thon learns and plays at an Australian Aid-funded early childhood program in northern Laos.

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Australian Aid helps the world’s most promising people.

It helps people break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future for themselves, their communities and the world.

We’re encouraging Australians to celebrate our important contributions, and ensure that as a nation we are for Australian Aid. Because it makes a world of difference.


Together, through Australian Aid, we have helped children claim their rights.

Why now?
Australia’s foreign aid budget has suffered from successive cuts. These have dramatically set back our national contribution to the crucial progress of international development. Now is a critical time for us to stand up for this life-changing work.


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Christine is in school thanks to an Australian Aid-funded Plan International project

AT SCHOOL WITH COMFORT AND DIGNITY

Christine is in school thanks to a menstrual hygiene project, run by Plan International and supported by Australian Aid.

For any teenage girl, getting your period for the first time can be overwhelming. But in many parts of the world, it can stop girls from going to school. In Uganda, where talking about periods is taboo, girls risk infection due to poor management of their menstrual cycle, and don’t understand what is happening to their bodies. 


"I can concentrate in class, I can play netball. I am free.”

This leads to high school drop-out rates. But a Plan International Australia program, funded by both the Australian Aid budget and supporters. is helping Ugandan girls understand and manage their menstrual cycles.