ZA COM MR-AAO-076
Australian Council for Overseas Aid
- 1965 - present (Accumulation)
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The National Library of Australia holds the entire archive of the organisation. The collection also contains documents of the Australian South Africa Training Trust and other Australian anti-apartheid organisations.
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The Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA) was formed in 1965 as a co-ordinating body for 90 NGOs working in the field of overseas aid and development. The aim of the organisation was to work for social and economic justice and to respond to human needs. It lobbied the Australian government as well as international organisations and overseas governments. It also supported the liberation movements directly. It continues to operate as the Australian Council for International Development.
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The Australian Council for Overseas Aid now operates as the Australian Council for International Development.