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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,…

New World Bank report on voice and agency for women

The Australian director of the World Bank’s Gender and Development team, Jeni Klugman, just held the UK launch of their latest report. The report, Voice and…

Upcoming global health events in Melbourne and Canberra

On 22 October, the Nossal Institute’s Global Health Forum will take place in Melbourne. This year’s forum, titled ‘Health security and economic growth in Asia-Pacific–challenges…

New UNICEF report shows high levels of violence against children

A new report by UNICEF, Hidden in plain sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children, shows that there is still much work to do…

Australians support aid, prefer humanitarian focus: ANU Poll

There is broad public support for foreign aid, according to the latest ANU Poll, and the public clearly prefers aid be primarily given for humanitarian…

Nationals call for more aid to Iraq

This weekend, The Nationals, the Liberal Party’s partner in government, held its Federal Council in Canberra. In among the discussions on topics such as agriculture and…

Making progress in foreign aid research

Aid has a mixed track record. But, then again, so too does aid research and aid researchers’ commentary about aid. Vox pop aid writing often…

Violence against women in PNG: how men are getting away with murder

A new analysis paper and blog released today by the Lowy Institute, authored by journalist Jo Chandler, sheds more light on the pervasive issue of family and sexual violence…