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Topic: foreign aid
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Are you fooled by Taylor’s Trojan horse?

Good morning, early birds. Energy Minister Angus Taylor will today outline his vision for the Coalition’s 'technology roadmap', and Scott Morrison is preparing to declare a coronavirus pandemic. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Smoke from the Amazon forest during a fire in Brazil, 23 August 2019. (Image: EPA/Joedson Alves)

The Amazon is on fire. What can the world do?

The G7's aid offering was never going to work in Brazil ⁠— a place where national pride and claims about lost sovereignty are political dynamite.

(Image: AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Australia has been embarrassingly silent on Myanmar

Under the Abbott and Turnbull governments, Myanmar appeared to fall off the map. It's time that changed.

Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Playing the Palladium: what we know about Julie Bishop’s new foreign aid gig

The former foreign minister says she's long believed "the private sector is the key to lifting living standards". Crikey looks at the complex world of privatised foreign aid.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Time for Australia to give itself some governance aid

Australia spends a lot of money teaching less developed countries about the importance of governance and transparency, but we look a lot like a banana republic when it comes to integrity.

Life in the Gaza strip (Image: AP/Hatem Moussa)

How Palestine’s aid budget fell victim to a curious legal case

A rot has developed in the Palestinian aid debate and it's hurting everyday people.

(Image: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $3 billion Pacific infrastructure funding package, the Democrats have scored a victory in the US midterms, and Victorian Labor plan 50% renewables by 2030. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The truth of how, and why, our aid system keeps poor countries poor

Crikey speaks with filmmaker and author Antony Loewenstein about how international aid has been failing countries in crisis for decades -- often intentionally.

Crikey Worm: Australia is going on a spy hunt

Good morning, early birds. Senior security and intelligence personnel discuss a dramatic change to the way Australia deals with suspected foreign spies. Plus, Australia delivers "one of the worst aid projects in the South Pacific". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical

So the government is worried about China giving out "useless" aid to developing nations. Well, at least China doesn’t bomb countries to rubble before handing out the money.