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Plibersek: AusAID to return only if Coalition has a single term

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Tanya Plibersek used her speech at ACFID Council 2014 to call out the aid sector for so…

Two positions available with Femili PNG

Want to work to support survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea? Femili PNG currently has two positions available—one is a part-time…

Australia gets off lightly in 2014 global aid transparency rankings

Australia was ranked 25th among the 68 aid providers assessed in the 2014 Aid Transparency Index, one rung lower than last year, putting it in…

How many Australian charities are working internationally?

For those in development, it is not hard to rattle off the names of the big gun NGOs in our sector. But what about all…

More aid cuts?

In yesterday’s edition of The Australian, David Crowe reported that the “leading option” the Government is considering to help “cover the cost of a fight…

Australia gets behind Global Innovation Fund

Australia will contribute $A30 million over four years to the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), a London-based initiative developed by the US and UK to identify,…

UPNG hiring round for economists, and more…

The University of Papua New Guinea is running another large recruitment round. UPNG is after economists – from lecturers all the way through to professor – and also…

Upcoming Canberra event: health care in danger

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross are hosting an event in Canberra on Wednesday 24 September (5:45pm-7pm, Finkel Theatre ANU)…

Australia’s humanitarian shortfall

As reported here, the 2014 Humanitarian Assistance Report puts a disturbing spotlight on Australia’s paltry and diminishing humanitarian effort. We are ranked 19th out of 20 for humanitarian…

Humanitarian assistance up in 2013, but still fell short: report

2013 was marked by numerous humanitarian crises—Syria, Typhoon Haiyan, South Sudan. So how did the international community respond? The 2014 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report, released last week,…