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Analysis

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark World Children's Day. 

UK issues sex ban for aid workers

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  It comes after more than 50 women recently accused aid workers of demanding sex for jobs during the Congo Ebola outbreak 

Budget

Pacific funding boost to come at a cost

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Australia’s foreign aid budget does not go far enough to address the threat to global progress on poverty that the pandemic poses, advocates say. 

Aussies come together to end COVID for all

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  More than 150 organisations and over 13,000 Australians have signed a pledge in solidarity with poorer nations 

Foreign aid transformed amid crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th May 2020 -  Overseas aid charities are scrambling to deliver programs amongst coronavirus chaos

Oxfam staff cuts highlight struggles across foreign aid sector

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th May 2020 -  The organisation says it is struggling to stay afloat financially amid the outbreak of coronavirus

Opinion

COVID-19 and the Pacific: A race against time

Mat Tinkler, Tuesday, 21st April 2020 -  While you sit at home flicking between Netflix and the transfixing flattening of Australia’s corona curve, spare a thought for your neighbours in the Pacific, writes Mat Tinkler, deputy CEO of Save the Children Australia.

Australia steps down aid in Asia, as it steps up in the Pacific

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  Aid groups say funding cuts in Southeast Asia do not make sense from both a humanitarian and security standpoint

Australia urged to use aid reset to focus on the world’s most vulnerable

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  Almost 60 per cent of Australians want the nation’s aid budget to primarily serve those most in need, rather than focusing on Australia’s own interests

Morrison government flags foreign policy refresh

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  The minister for international development says the government is re-examining the current policy set by Julie Bishop in 2013
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