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Australia set to take a tumble in international aid rankings

Australia set to take a tumble in international aid rankings

According to the latest World Bank data, Australia is the tenth largest OECD economy and the fourth richest (that is, it has the fourth highest…

No dream job: Steven Ciobo appointed as Julie Bishop's parliamentary secretary

No dream job: Steven Ciobo appointed as Julie Bishop’s parliamentary secretary

Following Tony Abbott’s pre-Christmas frontbench reshuffle, Queensland MP Steven Ciobo replaces Brett Mason as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. This is mostly…

Christmas development goodies

After the last week’s news you will probably be striving to avoid thinking about aid, development, or the problems of the world more generally over…

A forgotten report: Taskforce Sweep’s recommendations for reducing corruption in PNG

In October this year, Papua New Guinea’s Taskforce Sweep released the findings of its investigation into inadequacies of oversight of key government departments. These included…