Professor Damien Kingsbury May 10, 2017 2 Comments
Foreign aid is intended not only as a humanitarian gesture but is also to help circumvent potential longer term problems of poor governance, instability and potential for conflict.
Josh Taylor December 9, 2015 6 Comments
The government already has an agile, innovative and confusingly capitalised department. Completely with outrageously expensive beanbag chairs.
Bernard Keane June 2, 2015
Today's Essential Report shows Tony Abbott recovering in the eyes of voters back to the levels of December last year, when they merely disliked him. But there's still no budget bounce.
Michael Sainsbury May 13, 2015 4 Comments
When Hockey and Abbott talked up this budget of "fairness", they neglected to mention the fiscal kindness wouldn't extend beyond Australian borders -- well, except to Cambodia.
Bernard Keane March 24, 2015 20 Comments
Joe Hockey's budget message has been complicated not just by confusion within the government but by the government's readiness to look after its mates.
Crikey June 25, 2014 2 Comments
An "overhaul" of Australia's foreign aid program is largely not new, and fundamentally fails to address the difficult questions on how to make aid more effective. Aid analyst Thulsi Narayanasamy unpacks the policy.
Professor Damien Kingsbury May 14, 2014 3 Comments
Joe Hockey has deeply cut the foreign aid budget, ignoring a commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals. The real losers will be the millions in the Asia-Pacific on the poverty line.
Crikey May 13, 2014 5 Comments
Reports of the budged emergency have been wildly inflated in order to give the rich a free pass, writes Richard Denniss, economist and executive director of The Australia Institute.
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.
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.