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Australian humanitarian assistance to Gaza: what a difference five years doesn’t make

The recent resurgence of hostilities between the Israel Defence Forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip, with sickening and quite possibly criminal impacts on…

Geldof on Australian aid

Rocker turned poverty advocate Bob Geldof is one of the star speakers at AIDS 2014 in Melbourne this week. And when asked, he certainly didn’t…

New Tasmanian Senator bids for the aid budget

Newly anointed Palmer United Party (PUP) Senator Jackie Lambie certainly wasted no time in raising her gripes with the foreign aid budget—something she has had…

Radio Australia and Australia Network ‘gutted’ as ABC cuts 80 staff

In what has been foreshadowed since the Federal budget and the termination of the Australia Network contract, the ABC announced last week that it would…

The new-world bank

The BRICS bank, thought by some to be a figment, a bargaining chip or at best a long-term diplomatic slog, now seems a lot more likely…

Renewed effort needed to protect HIV gains

An event at the National Press Club in Canberra today (Friday) ahead of the Melbourne AIDS 2014 conference highlighted that while much progress has been made…

A few details emerging on DFAT’s innovation hub

Public hearings for the Foreign Affairs and Aid subcommittee inquiry into the role of the private sector in development kicked off at the end of…

The end of AYAD: youth ambassador program retired

With minimal fanfare, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) brand was retired as of July 1, in line with the recommendation of the Office of…

Tackling tax avoidance could save lives

The world’s business leaders are meeting in Sydney this week for the B20 summit to talk about driving global economic growth and job creation in…

New details from Oxfam on gender violence response in PNG

An Annual Update [pdf] from Oxfam PNG’s Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) program has shed further light on the drivers of violence in the…