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Australian NGOs enabling disability-inclusive disaster prep in Pacific

Danielle Kutchel, Thursday, 9th March 2023 -  NGOs and governments are partnering with communities on the ground to deliver inclusive responses to disasters in countries like Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and PNG and Timor-Leste.


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We must not forget the crises that the children of the world will carry into 2023 

Mat Tinkler, Monday, 9th January 2023 -  As we head into the new year, we cannot afford to leave the world’s most vulnerable children behind.  



Budget throws a line to neighbours, falls short on global development commitments

Simon Lewis, Wednesday, 26th October 2022 -  Labor’s "wellbeing budget" throws the line back out to our regional neighbours, but falls short of respectable global development commitments.
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Increase to Australia’s Pacific aid

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 24th October 2022 -  Sector welcomes federal government’s increase to aid funding in the Pacific.

Trachoma eliminated in Vanuatu

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 15th August 2022 -  Vanuatu is the first Pacific island country to eliminate trachoma as a “public health problem”.
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Exclusive: Australia’s largest charities form coalition to push for foreign aid funds

Samantha Freestone, Friday, 22nd July 2022 -  With Australia’s aid budget at its lowest point in history, Australia’s largest charities are joining forces to call on the government to do more to address global famine.

Australia slips lower in foreign aid transparency ranking

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 18th July 2022 -  The international ranking of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on global aid transparency has declined a third time. 


Foreign aid falls flat but advocates welcome lift in Afghan refugee intake

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Increasing the number of places for people fleeing from Afghanistan has been welcomed, but the budget has been labelled “a missed opportunity for fairness” with refugees and people seeking asylum left behind and only a small increase seen for for

Charity alliance to shake up overseas aid model

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 19th August 2021 -  “This alliance will make it really easy for donors who want to help to make that decision and to act on that decision.” 
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Australian foreign aid scrutiny bodies scrapped, at a cost

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  Foreign aid advocate says it’s never been more important to ensure scarce taxpayer money is spent for maximum impact 
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