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Global Aid Mission for ‘Lone Wolf’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th July 2014 -  A “lone wolf” social entrepreneur is hoping to revolutionise disaster relief in developing nations and prove that great ideas can come at any age, writes Nadia Boyce

People with Disability to Help Form Aid program

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th January 2014 -  People with disability are set to play an active role in developing Australia’s foreign aid program moving beyond 2015. The Federal Government strategy, announced last December…

Social Entrepreneur Gains Top Honour

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th November 2013 -  The young social entrepreneur behind Thankyou Group has been named the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Daniel Flynn, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou Group

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Flushed with Success

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 30th October 2013 -  In this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise, journalist Nadia Boyce speaks to a serial social entrepreneur turning the world of toilet paper on its head. A Melbourne social…

Australia Gets a ‘Fail’ on Refugees

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees. The report launched by the United Nations Association of Australia…

Tracking Corporate Disaster Relief from the Head to the Heart

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 -  Globally, there is now a near-universal demand for corporate aid in the aftermath of natural disasters.  Nadia Boyce looks at the hyper sensitive issues around the emotions

New Chief Executive for International Aid Org

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th May 2013 -  Humanitarian relief agency RedR Australia has appointed a new Chief Executive to replace outgoing CEO Alan McLean who retired earlier this year. Kirsten Sayers will take over the…

Global Poverty is Shrinking: Study

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th March 2013 -  Global poverty is declining and may be eradicated altogether in some countries in the next 20 years, a new study by the University of Oxford has found. This article was first published

2012 Aid Transparency Index

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th October 2012 - 
Photo: army.mil An international advocacy organisation campaigning for aid transparency has rated Australia 18th on the global Transparency Index. The Publish What You Fund’s…

African Hunger Crisis Needs New Approach – Australian Aid Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th July 2012 - 
Women from the village of Labado are taking part in a cash-for-work scheme run by Oxfam. Copyright: Andy Hall Australian aid agencies are calling for change to end the hunger crises…

Budget: Foreign Aid Deferral Hits Hard

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 9th May 2012 -  Australia’s overseas aid agencies says the deferral of the foreign aid funding would cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The Gillard Government has moved to delay its commitment…

Govt to Match Horn of Africa Donations ‘Dollar for Dollar’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th October 2011 -  Image: A woman holds her severely malnourished young child in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu. Somalia is affected by a severe drought that has ravaged
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