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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  Foreign aid groups have been left stunned after discovering

New impact fund to help Asia-Pacific’s COVID recovery

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th November 2020 -  The fund addresses a major financing gap for small and growing businesses in the region An Australian government-backed impact investment fund is set to support thousands of vulnerable

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  The UK is banning sexual relations between government staff

A window to blended finance in the Indo-Pacific

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st November 2019 -  $3.5 million DFAT investment hopes to spark investor capital and meet development challenges A new $3.5 million initiative has been launched to help blended finance solutions get

We are all in it together

Contributor, Monday, 1st April 2019 -  How else can we go about tackling some of the gravest and most pressing societal challenges of our time if not by embracing multi-stakeholder partnerships, write Kylie Porter and

New Australian SDGs Website Set to Launch

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th June 2018 -  A new Australian-based Sustainable Development Goals website is set to be launched, as a platform to celebrate the work of Australian organisations and inspire further action.   

Australia Called to ‘Lift its Game’ on Foreign Aid

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  A major peer review of Australia’s aid program has warned that successive cuts to the nation’s aid budget is impairing the effectiveness of its humanitarian efforts, leading to calls

Australia Recognised on World Stage For Impact Investing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 13th July 2017 -  An Australian small pension fund has been recognised on the global stage for leading institutional investors toward impact investing. Christian Super was announced as the winner

Solve-a-thon Tackles the Workforce of the Future

Wendy Williams, Friday, 7th July 2017 -  A new “Solve-a-thon” has been launched in a bid to harness the best and brightest ideas from around the world to help solve the issue of the future workforce. Foreign Minister Julie

Solving the Workforce of the Future

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th June 2017 -  The Atlassian Foundation has teamed up with DFAT and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce…

$2M Grant for Technology Against Poverty

Wendy Williams, Friday, 17th February 2017 -  Global technology giant Google, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has shared a $2 million prize pool between four Australian not for profits in recognition

Round Two of Shared Value Business Partnerships Launches

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th August 2016 -  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has launched round two of its shared value business partnerships platform, which encourages the private sector to assist in delivering…
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