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Three things our money would be better spent on than F-35s

Crikey Intern March 30, 2016 7 Comments

The Joint Strike Fighter program is a boondoggle. Crikey intern April Dudgeon explains where taxpayers' money could go instead.

AusAID loses ‘900 years of experience’ as mandarins walk

AusAID loses ‘900 years of experience’ as mandarins walk

Crikey July 25, 2014

The dissolution of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs has driven scores of senior professionals out of the sector, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

The lethal legacy of Brian Harradine: his long war on women’s rights

The lethal legacy of Brian Harradine: his long war on women’s rights

Bernard Keane April 24, 2014 18 Comments

While former Tasmanian senator Brian Harradine's passing is mourned and his life celebrated, we should remember his impact on the lives of women of developing countries.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey January 22, 2014 6 Comments

Qantas cuts to finance staff? ... bureaucrats out of first class ... prison update from Derryn Hinch ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey January 21, 2014 2 Comments

DFAT and AusAID: a difficult marriage ... A Hottest 100 party in the nude ... A cold night for Bishop in DC ... Queensland whistleblowers: watch your back ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey October 25, 2013 1 Comment

NSW Health workers asked not to spruik funeral parlours ... AusAID staffers not happy with induction ... clueless on FBT? ...

Burmese refugees the forgotten victims of AusAID cuts

Burmese refugees the forgotten victims of AusAID cuts

Crikey October 24, 2013 2 Comments

With AusAID withdrawing its funding from a clinic serving Burmese refugees, where will they go now to get the treatment they need? PhD scholar at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Belinda Thompson reports.

Crikey Clarifier: what the overhaul of Australian aid will mean

Crikey Clarifier: what the overhaul of Australian aid will mean

Crikey September 24, 2013 1 Comment

Tony Abbott is overhauling aid, cutting funding, merging AusAID with DFAT and reorienting spending. Aid expert Thulsi Narayanasamy looks into the changes and what they will mean.

Budget games as foreign aid scrimped, misused and diverted

Crikey May 16, 2013 1 Comment

The budget cuts aid spending -- and worse. Gareth Bryant from AID/WATCH reports money is being directed to sending refugees home, managing live exports and even promoting mining.

Fraud just the beginning of aid program’s woes

Fraud just the beginning of aid program’s woes

Crikey March 27, 2013 3 Comments

AusAID's scholarship program is wasteful and is possibly being defrauded, writes AID/WATCH's Matt Hilton. Why are we spending millions on programs that don't work or just help a handful of people?