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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,…

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…