ACFID Media Coverage

ACFID Media Coverage


    Joanna Pradela and Naomi Gilbert, Australian Institute of International Affairs | 29 Sep, 2016

    One year ago, all UN member states signed on to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was an unprecedented step toward creating a more inclusive and equitable society, underpinned by the principle that no one is to be left behind. Australia has made a number of commitments to this transformative agenda, but there is still much more that can be done.

  • Judge says children reporting abuse must be taken seriously

    The Age | 15 Aug, 2016

    Authority and respect for trusted institutions in Australian society should never override reports of danger to young people, the chair of the royal commission into child sexual abuse will argue on Monday.

  • International ‘embarrassment’

    Ten Eyewitness News | 13 Aug, 2016

    Australia is now donating less overseas than it ever has before, making it one of the least generous Western nations in the world. Eyewitness News’ Andrew Denning reports from Indonesia. 

  • Push to widen the royal Commission into child sexual abuse to include asylum seekers sent to Nauru

    Radio AM | 12 Aug, 2016

    There are growing calls for the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sex Abuse to widen its inquiry to include asylum seeker children on Nauru.

  • Commission can hear Nauru claims

    AAP/NT News | 12 Aug, 2016

    Human rights groups say the royal commission investigating institutional responses to child abuse has the power to examine allegations of abuse and neglect of asylum seekers on Nauru.

  • Royal Commission Has Nauru Jurisdiction Legal Advice Says


    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has the power to examine the response of the Australian Government and its contractors to child sexual abuse on Nauru, according to legal advice released today by Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC).

  • Aid Charities Have Robust Anti-Fraud, Counter-Terrorism Measures in Place

    ACFID Media Release | 11 Aug, 2016

    “Australian aid charities have zero tolerance for money laundering or terrorism financing and have robust regimes in place to respond to those risks,” Marc Purcell, CEO of peak body Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) said today.

  • Royal Commission Must Examine Nauru Abuse

    ACFID Media Release | 10 Aug, 2016

    Australia’s’ peak body for aid and international development the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and peak body for social welfare, the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) have today called for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to urgently examine incidents of child abuse and harm in the Australian-run immigration detention centre on Nauru.

  • Data and the SDGs: beyond self-assessment

    ACFID | 04 Aug, 2016

    The first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report released on July 19 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines some important points about how the benefits of development are not equally shared, but it also highlights the importance of data.

  • Australia should do more to help close the HIV/AIDS gap

    ACFID | 20 Jul, 2016

    Australia can never truly be free of AIDS, or the resurgence of new forms of HIV, until we are free of AIDS and HIV across the world, says Bill Bowtell, Executive Director, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.