ACFID Media Coverage

ACFID Media Coverage

  • 40 years of Marie Stopes International

    Devex | 18 Nov, 2016

    ACFID's Head of Policy and Advocacy, Jo Pradela, comments on 40th anniversary of Marie Stopes International.

  • ACFID responds to Joint Standing Committee report on Paris Agreement

    ACFID Media Release | 08 Nov, 2016

    ACFID responds to news that the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties supports the Paris Agreement and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

    Commenting ACFID’s CEO, Marc Purcell, said: “We welcome the Committee’s recommendation that the Paris Agreement be ratified and the value it has placed on early ratification. As evidence given to the Committee made clear, the Government must now move quickly to ratify so Australia is not excluded from future negotiations and its international reputation damaged.”

  • Leaders from business, academia, industry and the community present clean energy blueprint to federal government

    Australian Conservation Foundation Media Release | 07 Nov, 2016

    An unlikely coalition of 17 prominent people [including ACFID President Sam Mostyn] has delivered to the federal government a blueprint to drive a national transition to clean energy.

  • Climate change strategy crucial next step as Paris Agreement kicks-in

    ACFID Media Release | 05 Nov, 2016

    ACFID responds to news that the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties supports the Paris Agreement and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

    Commenting ACFID’s CEO, Marc Purcell, said: “We welcome the Committee’s recommendation that the Paris Agreement be ratified and the value it has placed on early ratification. As evidence given to the Committee made clear, the Government must now move quickly to ratify so Australia is not excluded from future negotiations and its international reputation damaged.”

  • Australian aid agencies honour Anglican missions’ chief

    Anglican Communion News Service | 02 Nov, 2016

    The Revd John Deane, executive director of the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia (ABM) and a trustee of the global Anglican Alliance, received the ACFID award for “Outstanding Contribution” to the sector at ACFID's 2016 conference.

  • Australian aid agencies honour Anglican missions’ chief

    Anglican Communion News Service | 02 Nov, 2016

    The Revd John Deane, executive director of the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia (ABM) and a trustee of the global Anglican Alliance, received the ACFID award for “Outstanding Contribution” to the sector at ACFID's 2016 conference. 

  • Australia Ahead of the Curve Blog Series #14: A larger policy community can make Australia a more constructive and influential regional power

    Travers McLeod, ACFID Blog | 01 Nov, 2016

    By 2025, Australian diplomats and defence personnel will look out upon an older, hotter, more volatile and more porous region. Flashpoints might spring from traditional security concerns, such as nuclear proliferation and great power competition. They might emerge from non-traditional threats like political unrest, economic inequality, climate change and forced migration, which could threaten regional stability as much as any conflict or major power rivalry.

    As we enter an era of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, and an intensifying debate over the meaning of a ‘rules-based global order’, Australian policymakers must ask: what kind of regional power do we want to be?

  • Australia Ahead of the Curve Blog Series #13: Increasing public support for aid through Australian international volunteering

    Paul Bird, ACFID Blog | 31 Oct, 2016

    Do you want the good news or the bad news?” said Adam Valvasori, the Campaign Manager for the Campaign for Australian Aid.

    “The good news is that due to the Campaign more people approve of Australian aid to reduce poverty in our region. The bad news is that it is still not more than half.”

    “So, the majority of Australians do not support Australian Aid?” I was shocked.

  • Sir Ron Wilson Award shows HRC president Triggs has significant support

    News.com.au/Perth Now/Mercury | 27 Oct, 2016

    National Political Editor of news.com.au, Malcolm Farr, comments on the Sir Ron Wilson Award given to Gillian Triggs at ACFID's 2016 conference.

  • Gillian Triggs honoured for human rights work

    AAP/Herald Sun/SBS/ | 27 Oct, 2016

    Gillian Triggs was awarded the Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award by ACFID in recognition of her outstanding contribution to advancing human rights.

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