New campaign to tackle orphanage tourism

Joint media release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop The Australian Government is launching a new campaign to prevent Australians from inadvertently contributing to child exploitation through the practice of orphanage tourism, including by participating in misleading volunteer programs. The Smart Volunteering Campaign discourages Australians from any form of short-term, unskilled volunteering in overseas…

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Speech to the Universities Australia 2018 Higher Education Conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech to the Universities Australia 2018 Higher Education Conference, Canberra 28/02/2018 3:30PM Simon Birmingham: Well, thank you very much, Professor Margaret Gardner, for that welcome. To you, to all of the leaders at Universities Australia, global leaders of academia and universities, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman, and a particular callout, if I may,…

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