Media Release

CBM Australia’s new report Leave No One Behind: Mobilising for Inclusion calls for sustained action and investment in disability inclusion in our international aid program. The report lays out evidence and case studies that spell out the importance and benefits of ensuring people with disabilities are intentionally included in development efforts and align with the ambition of the Pacific Framework...

As active members of Vision 2020 Australia; previous partners in the delivery of the 2008 Avoidable Blindness Initiative; and a development organisation dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty and disability, CBM Australia today welcomes the announcement that a Shorten Labor government would invest $32 million in a Pacific Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss Fund. CBM CEO Jane Edge said this...

CBM Australia welcomes the commitments made by the Australian Government at the first Global Disability Summit, held in London overnight. “The Global Disability Summit created a platform for people with disabilities to make their mark on the foreign policy stage,” said Raine Dixon, CBM Australia’s Director of Inclusive Development. “By making space for disabled people’s organisations (DPOs)...

CBM Australia tomorrow releases a new report calling for the development sector to bridge the gap between gender and disability to ensure we leave no one behind and meet the 2030 Agenda. The report Leave No One Behind: Gender equality, disability inclusion, and leadership for sustainable development highlights the discrimination that exists at the intersection of...

The Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper promised a new direction, but tonight’s Budget heralds more of the same for Australia’s beleaguered and declining aid program, say representatives of CBM, Australia’s leading disability-focused INGO. Jane Edge, CEO of CBM, said, “With 30% excised from the aid budget over the last five years, tonight’s budget has set out...

CBM Australia is concerned that the Australian Government is considering deep cuts to Australia's aid budget of up to 10%. "We are concerned about the impact this will have on some of the world's most marginalised people, including people with disabilities," said Jane Edge, Chief Executive Officer, CBM Australia. "Reaching those furthest behind, particularly people with disabilities,...