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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.

SDG Index a ‘wake-up call’ for Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Australia is lagging well behind other OECD nations when it comes to sustainable development, according to new research that has prompted calls for all sectors to take stronger environmental

OECD Says Impact Investment Needs Universal Standards

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  Impact investing could be more effective if universal measurement standards were implemented and impact goals were better defined, an OECD report says. The report studied 590 social

Charities Warn Aid Cuts Are Diminishing Australia’s Regional Influence

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  Aid charities have warned that continuing cuts to Australia’s aid budget are diminishing the nation’s influence in the Pacific region, after it emerged Australia has fallen in the

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

Australian Aid Ranking Shows ‘Brutal Impact of Government Cuts’ – NFP Coalition

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  New OECD figures that show Australia’s aid ranking has dropped another point to 17th as a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI) and fallen behind Italy and Canada, have been described…

Land of the ‘Fair Go’ No More: Wealth in Australia Is Becoming More Unequal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -  Australia’s wealth distribution is not only unequal, it’s faring worse than other OECD countries write social historian Christopher Sheil and emeritus professor of political


Generation’s Success Depends on More Than Jobs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th May 2014 -  We’ve had some great conversations on tackling youth unemployment in Australia, but it doesn’t stop there, writes Dr Jan Owen, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians.

Australia’s Concerning Poverty Rates – OECD Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 19th March 2014 -  A new global report reveals that relative poverty in Australia (14.4 per cent of the population) is higher than the OECD average (11.3 per cent). And the report argues that income inequality…


Why Abbott Can’t Delete ‘Society’ From His Economic Growth Script

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th February 2014 -  Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s free market, small government leaning overlooks the real issue of social inequality, writes Veronica Sheen,Research Associate, Political

Australia Happiest Nation – OECD Index

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th May 2013 -  Australia is one of the happiest countries in the industrialised world, according to the OECD’s latest Better Life Index. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's…

Australia a Leader in Employment Participation – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th December 2012 -  Australia is a world leader in employment participation, according to a report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Activating Jobseekers:
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