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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

Sector fury over Australia’s stagnant global aid ranking

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th April 2019 -    Aid groups have labelled the nation’s latest development aid spend ranking as “shameful”, with Australia falling well behind prosperous countries such as Canada,

‘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.

Foreign aid ‘treated like an ATM’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Australia’s humanitarian organisations have been left dismayed after Australian aid was cut for the sixth year in a row, despite the federal budget touting a forecast return

Budget Boost Promised for Avoidable Blindness in Pacific

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Foreign aid groups have welcomed a $32 million commitment by Labor for an avoidable blindness fund, which they hope will restore foreign aid cuts by the federal government over 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

Foreign Aid Sector Stretched Thin Over PM Promise

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th November 2018 -  Members of Australia’s foreign aid sector have welcomed a promise by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to funnel money into Pacific regions, but say the foreign aid budget needs to be

Sexual Misconduct Review Finds Strong Safeguards in Australian Aid Sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th August 2018 -  An interim report into the prevention of sexual misconduct in Australia’s aid sector says Australia has a number of safeguarding strengths compared to other countries, but highlights

Trust in UK Charities Low As Sector Sees Surge in Complaints

Wendy Williams, Friday, 6th July 2018 -  The British public trusts charities less than “the man or woman on the street” according to new research. Civil Society has reported that an upcoming report on public confidence in

New Research Shows Australians Have Wrong Idea On Foreign Aid Spending

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th June 2018 -  Australians think we invest 17.5 times more than we actually do, writes Jonathan Pryke, a research fellow in the Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute, in this article

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It’s What We Do With #AidToo That Counts

Susan Pascoe AM, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  We need a world where people affected by sexual misconduct are empowered to say “enough is enough”, writes Australian Council for International Development president Susan Pascoe

Foreign Aid Sector Welcomes Sexual Misconduct Review

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th May 2018 -  Foreign aid organisations have welcomed the launch of an independent review into the prevention of sexual misconduct in Australia’s international aid and development sector.
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