The Crikey/ACIJ series on Australian companies profiting from the foreign aid budget is a welcome discussion of the rapid privatisation of services in Australia and overseas, an area largely ignored by the mainstream media.
AusAID has told ACIJ that it was wrong in its previous answer about who owned the international development company GRM International until the end of last year, writes Australian Centre for Independent Journalism's director Wendy Bacon.
Who profits from our foreign aid? Today, continuing Crikey‘s special coverage, we carve up the cake to show who’s getting what from Australia’s foreign aid budget. The biggest benefactors are not who you think. Rather than the big NGOs, who actually get very little government aid money to deliver programs, the little-known Coffey International tops […]
The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism’s Wendy Bacon and Michelle Stephenson look at who gets what slice of the Australian aid pie.
ACIJ’s Michelle Stephenson and Wendy Bacon begin our corporate aid snapshots with GHD International, in the latest installment of Crikey's Who Profits From our Foreign Aid? series.
Wendy Bacon and Flint Duxfields report for the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism for the second installment in Crikey's Who profits from our foreign aid? series.
When James’ father Kerry Packer purchased both companies in 1993, GRM was an agricultural company managing rural investments and thousands of cattle in Queensland. Here's how it grew from a cattle company to a Foreign Aid giant.
One dangerous anomaly is that the refugees may well end up living in better conditions than most Timorese, which would be difficult to avoid.
Some important issues are just too slippery, too remote or too big to wrap your head around. Foreign aid is one of them.
For nearly a decade one of Australia’s most successful aid companies and its biggest casino operator were owned by the same company.Wendy Bacon and Flint Duxfield tell the untold story of GRM International.