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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

Aid Agencies Call for Bipartisan Support to Save Lives

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd September 2011 -  Australia’s World Vision and Oxfam have joined 18 other international aid agencies calling for government action to help lives in Somalia. In an open letter published today,…

Govt Appoints Global Ambassador for Women and Girls

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th September 2011 -  The Gillard Government says it has continued to increase its focus on foreign aid and development with the announcement of Australia’s first Global Ambassador for Women and…

Aid Organisations Welcome Release of Major Aid Review

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th July 2011 -  Australian aid and development organisations have welcomed the Federal Government’s new aid plan, which has been released following an Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness.…

Brisbane Students to Become International Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd May 2011 -  A number of Brisbane students are preparing to roll up their sleeves to help build new schools for cyclone ravaged Vanuatu – the project described as a significant move for Faith…

Australian Aid Saving Millions of Lives: Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th April 2011 -  A new report released by aid organisation World Vision claims that Australian aid dollars have contributed to significant declines in child deaths, gains in school enrolments and…

Foreign Aid Fraud Report Concerning

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th March 2011 -  Claims that Australia’s billion dollar foreign aid program is plagued by record levels of fraud are concerning but should be seen in perspective, according to an independent…

Aid Adviser Numbers Slashed

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 16th February 2011 -  A quarter of all advisers to Australia’s foreign aid program are to be phased out after a major review of Australia’s aid spending. Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd welcomed…

Oxfam Warns on Government Aid

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th February 2011 -  Relief agency Oxfam has called on donor governments to allocate life-saving aid based on need not on short-term military gains. A report released by the international aid agency…

Aid/Watch Decision a Win for Charities’ Freedom of Speech

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  A majority High Court decision in favour of  the charitable status of activist group Aid/Watch is being hailed as a significant win for Australian charities who engage in advocacy

Aid/Watch Ruling – Time For Tax Law Reform – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd December 2010 -  The Australian Council of Social Service ACOSS has welcomed the decision by the High Court of Australia confirming the charitable status of Aid/Watch for taxation purposes, whilst…

Government to Review Overseas Aid Program

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th November 2010 -  Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has announced the first independent review of the Government's overseas aid and development program since 1996, however aid agencies have warned…
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