Australian Red Cross -

Australian Red Cross improves the lives of people experiencing vulnerability through mobilising the power of humanity. We support people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote humanitarian laws and values. We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives. We are bound by our Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality. We are a voice for humanity. Our communications are guided by our principles so that we keep the confidence of all. This supports our ability, and that of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, to continue to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found, in Australia or overseas. And we work with others to create an Australia that is caring, welcoming and allows everyone to thrive—even in the toughest of times.

Judy Slatyer, CEO

"Australian Red Cross is delighted to become a community partner of the Thriving Communities Partnership. We have over 100 years’ experience supporting and working alongside people and communities experiencing vulnerability and hardship both within Australia and internationally. Red Cross has a bold vision of “human dignity, safety and wellbeing for all”, with ambitious strategic targets and critical objectives to deliver in our programs and services. However, we are tackling issues which are complex and require cross-sector collaboration to solve them. We are excited about the opportunity that the Thriving Communities Partnership presents to connect and share expertise with organisations from a range of sectors to build more resilient communities and address growing issues of vulnerability and hardship."