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Enough is enough – a Samoan story with regional resonance

Earlier this year I met with Lemalu Sina Retzlaff to interview her for the ‘Pacific Conversations’ series. It was great to catch up with her,…

Aid on your radio

Radio National’s Rear Vision program is currently airing a fascinating two-part radio documentary series looking at the history of aid in Australia and around the…

Parliament creates foreign affairs and aid subcommittee

The Foreign Affairs Subcommittee under the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) will be renamed as the Foreign Affairs and Aid…

Aid in the MYEFO

While some in the aid sector were hoping that the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) would shed light on where some of the aid cuts flagged by the Coalition just before the election would fall…

New Ambassador for Women and Girls announced

Former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja has been named as Australia’s new Ambassador for Women and Girls. Many have labelled Stott Despoja’s appointment by the new government…