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World Vision clouded by corruption scandal

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th March 2020 -  In further revelations, the charity also admitted it had accidentally underpaid hundreds of its workers The peak-body for Australian aid NGOs has revealed it is working with World

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 The Australian government has been slammed for its “short-sighted”

Donating in a humanitarian crisis: What donors should know

Jocelyn Condon, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Jocelyn Condon from ACFID shines a light on what donors can expect to know about how donations are spent and why speed is not always the best indicator of money well-spent. In recent

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 Aid groups say the Morrison

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 Australia is set for a new foreign aid program, with

NGOs urge Australia to call out human rights violations

Luke Michael, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Global reports say just 4 per cent of the world’s population live in countries that respect free expression and peaceful assembly  The aid sector is urging Australia’s foreign policy

Australia joins international effort to curb ‘deplorable abuses’ in the aid sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Almost 30 countries including Australia have agreed to hold themselves accountable for tackling sexual abuse in the aid sector with the signing of new international standards.

NGOs urge Australia to step up on foreign aid spending

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th May 2019 -  Labor has promised to restore the nation’s foreign aid budget if it wins the upcoming election, but aid groups say the opposition’s pledged increases still fall short of what is needed

‘Bolt from the blue’: Sector welcomes bipartisan support for foreign aid

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th April 2019 -  Foreign aid groups believe there is finally some good news on the horizon after a bipartisan parliamentary report called for Australia’s aid budget to be boosted over the next decade.

Sector slams ‘haphazard’ approach to budget lock-up

Luke Michael, Friday, 29th March 2019 -  Community groups say they will not be silenced by the federal government despite a move from Treasury to reduce the sector’s presence in this year’s budget lock-up.   Social sector

Humanitarian Organisations Warn SDG Recommendations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  Leading humanitarian organisations say Australia will suffer internationally if Senate recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals are not taken seriously by the

Australian Aid Review Uncovers Abuse in Sector

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 -  An independent review into sexual misconduct in the Australian aid sector has found 76 alleged incidents of sexual misconduct by aid workers over a three year period, with children
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