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  • Freedom to source goods and services pivotal to aid program

    23 Jun, 2015

    The Australian Government should continue to allow governments and agencies to procure aid from the most appropriate sources, particularly in a humanitarian crisis, according to the peak body for Australia’s aid organisations.

  • 100 days to a new agenda for people and the planet

    17 Jun, 2015

    It is now 100 days until world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York to agree on a new agenda for people and the planet – the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Open Letter - Strong Targets towards a Carbon Pollution Free Australia

    16 Jun, 2015

    We are a diverse group of 51 leading civil society organisations, representing a broad cross section of Australians. We encourage our leaders to take on the responsibility to do more to cut Australia's carbon pollution and do our fair share to limit global warming.

  • Health for development strategy welcomed

    16 Jun, 2015

    The peak body for Australia’s aid and development agencies today welcomed the Government’s new Health for Development Strategy 2015-2020 and its focus on strengthening country-level health systems to cater for people’s needs.

  • What counts in Australian aid?

    12 Jun, 2015

    Yesterday’s announcement that the Australian Government will count military and police deployments in humanitarian disasters and peacekeeping operations as part of its aid spend is of concern, according to the peak body for Australia’s aid and development agencies.

  • Same Space – Different Mandates: International

    11 Jun, 2015

    With the scale and impact of disasters and conflict rapidly on the rise, ensuring an effective response has never been more important.

  • Evidence and Practice in an Age of Inequality

    04 Jun, 2015

    Inequality is increasingly being recognised as one of the great global challenges of our time.

  • Joint NGO Statement of Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean

    28 May, 2015

    This is a Joint NGO Statement ahead of the intergovernmental Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean being held on 29 May 2015 hosted by the Royal Thai Government in Bangkok. The signatories below represent more than 600 non-governmental and civil society organisations operating across Asia and the Pacific regions.

  • Disability strategy welcomed - now for the delivery

    25 May, 2015

    The peak body for Australian aid organisations welcomes the Australian Government’s new disability strategy, Development for All 2015-2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia’s aid program, which was launched today in Canberra.

  • Aid organisations effectiveness recognised

    14 May, 2015

    The effectiveness and value for money of aid programs run by Australian aid organisations has been recognised in this year’s Budget, according to the Australian Council for International Development.