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  • Senator lambasts American Red Cross's use of Haiti aid money

    The Guardian | 19 Jun, 2016

    A scathing report released by a senator this week found that the American Red Cross spent about $125m in donor money for Haiti aid on fundraising,
    management and other expenses, and that officials refused to cooperate with investigators.

  • Why the UK needs a stronger legal framework for aid spending

    The Guardian | 19 Jun, 2016

    The existing legal framework for UK aid has its roots in the 1994 Pergau dam case. A decision to fund a dam project in exchange for the securing of a major arms deal with Malaysia was found be unlawful by the high court.

  • Aid and sport: it's a no-brainer for Australia

    SBS NEW ONLINE | 16 Jun, 2016

    A new petition calling on Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to announce an $800 million boost in foreign aid funding before the federal election has gained over 5,000 signatures in under five days.

  • New petition calls on Australia to fight child marriage by increasing foreign aid

    SBS NEWS ONLINE | 16 Jun, 2016

    A new petition calling on Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to announce an $800 million boost in foreign aid funding before the federal election has gained over 5,000 signatures in under five days.

  • Unlocking the full potential of the private sector in humanitarian response

    Devex | 15 Jun, 2016

    The role of the private sector in emergency preparedness and humanitarian response was one of the major topics up for discussion at May’s World Humanitarian Summit. According to Dr. Sally Stansfield, a director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s social impact practice, the private sector is beginning to fulfil its potential in this area.

  • Tanya Plibersek interview

    SKY TV AM AGENDA | 15 Jun, 2016

    GILBERT: In terms of the broader parameters, you've committed an ambition of 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income. Have you got any time frame in your mind as to what you would see as the time you'd like to see Australia back at that level?

  • Greens Want $8 Billion Extra By 2020 For Australia's Foreign Aid

    Huffington Post | 15 Jun, 2016

    The Greens have unveiled an ambitious target for boosting Australia's foreign aid, saying they would like to see an extra $8 billion added to the aid budget by 2020.

  • Senate report recommends a raft of changes to Australian aid to PNG

    ABC RA Pacfic Beat | 13 Jun, 2016

    An Australian Senate Committee report on aid to Papua New Guinea recommends a host of changes, including the reversal of aid cuts and more support for health, education and other services being slashed by the PNG government as it deals with its budget crisis.

  • Do we give enough foreign aid

    Sunrise | 11 Jun, 2016

    CAMPAIGN FOR AUSTRALIAN AID and others in debate

  • War and peace: comparing Australian defence and aid spending

    Dev Pol Blog | 09 Jun, 2016

    As a supporter of aid, it’s difficult not to feel a bit disgruntled by headlines that trumpet growth in Australian defence spending – an investment of some $50 billion to build Australia’s next submarine fleet being the latest example. And I’m certainly not the only one to feel this way

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