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  • World Humanitarian Day Call for Emergency Fund Increase

    19 Aug, 2016

    The Australian Government needs to back its new humanitarian strategy with enough funding to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in the Indo-Pacific, Australia’s peak body for aid and international development groups says.

  • Harm of Children Under Government’s Watch Must end

    18 Aug, 2016

    “For the second time, an immigration minister has made false allegations without any evidence against an organisation focussed on child protection. In doing so, it seeks to deflect responsibility for the Federal Governments’ own inaction on harm being caused to children in its care on Nauru,” Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) CEO Marc Purcell said today.

  • Royal Commission Has Nauru Jurisdiction Legal Advice

    12 Aug, 2016 | Human Rights

    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

    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

    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.

  • ACFID 2016 Media Award Nominations Open

    27 Jul, 2016

    Nominations are open for the 2016 Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Media Award for print, radio, TV and online journalists who have contributed to a deeper understanding of international development and humanitarian issues in the past year.

  • Coalition Foreign Policy Commitments Welcome

    23 Jun, 2016

    Australia’s aid peak body has welcomed key initiatives in the Coalition’s election 2016 foreign affairs policy released today.

  • Legislate To End Arbitrary Offshore Detention

    21 Jun, 2016

    The next Australian Government must legislate to end the arbitrary detention of refugees and asylum seekers in offshore camps, a harmful policy which has sharply eroded the Australian Government...

  • Major Parties Must Back Aid Pledge With Funding Timetable

    15 Jun, 2016

    The two major parties must back their commitments to an effective Australian aid program with a timetable to reach their aid funding policy target, Australian Council for International...

  • Greens' 10-Year Aid Target Welcome

    14 Jun, 2016

    Australia’s aid and development peak body has welcomed the Australian Greens’ aid policy released today. The policy includes a commitment to increase Australian aid funding to 0.7% of gross...

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