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ACFID CEO, Marc Purcell, responds to Amnesty’s report ‘Island of Despair’

19 Oct, 2016

Today’s Amnesty International report, ‘Island of Despair’, has provided further evidence that the Australian Government’s...

New global Sustainable Development Goals can unlock opportunities for Australia

08 Sep, 2016 - Sustainable Development Goals

On 7 September 2016, leaders and decision-makers will come together to advance Australian action to achieve the UN’s Sustainable...

World Humanitarian Day Call for Emergency Fund Increase

19 Aug, 2016 - humanitarian

The Australian Government needs to back its new humanitarian strategy with enough funding to ensure we can respond quickly and...

ACFID in the News


Joanna Pradela and Naomi Gilbert, Australian Institute of International Affairs

One year ago, all UN member states signed on to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was an...

Judge says children reporting abuse must be taken seriously

The Age

Authority and respect for trusted institutions in Australian society should never override reports of danger to young people,...

International ‘embarrassment’

Ten Eyewitness News

Australia is now donating less overseas than it ever has before, making it one of the least generous Western nations in the...

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Latest Resources

Practice Note: Youth Participation in Development

2016 - ACFID and Oaktree

Developed in collaboration with ACFID's Child Rights Community of Practice and Oaktree, this Practice note outlines ACFID’s...

Enabling Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals

2016 - ACFID DPC

The workshop developed a conceptual draft for a toolkit containing four approaches that could provide practical assistance to...

A more humane Australian foreign policy

2016 - Dennis Altman

This essay looks at Australia's track record in international human rights and discusses the implications for Australia's bid...