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Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and Pauline Hanson walk into a bar... I'd like to finish that with a funny punchline, but the steady drumbeat of nationalism and nativism is no joke.
The Kenyan government’s decision coincided with US secretary of state John Kerry’s two-day visit to Nairobi.
What we're seeing globally, particularly in the US, is growing anger from the working and middle classes who have watched the benefits of that economic growth largely accrue to the wealthy while they stand still or go backwards.
By comparison, we're spending $32 billion this year alone on defence.
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Conflict, persecution and starvation: these are the common factors that drive people from their homes. Right now, more than 60 million people across the globe have found themselves making this awful choice. And yet this is precisely the time when the Australian Government chooses to spend three years slashing $11 billion from the aid budget.
Far from being just the right thing to do, Labor’s announcement is also the smart thing to do. Too often we tend to view aid as a feel-good charitable endeavor, something we do when the times are good and something to be wound back on in harder economic times.
Foreign aid has begun arriving in Sri Lanka, bringing help to half a million people who have been driven from their homes by heavy rains and deadly landslides, as floodwaters subsided slightly, offici...
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Not-for-profits lobby government on issue ahead of July election.
As the budget draws closer I can only hope, for the sake of Malawi and for the sake of our self-respect, that the cut to Australian aid is not as deep as predicted.
I've seen the generosity of Australians first hand. So when I hear reports that Australians think we should cut foreign aid, I'm genuinely surprised. It contradicts what I've always known.
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CANBERRA -- Federal politicians have launched a last-minute effort to make foreign aid a budget i ue, with the federal government expected to lock in cuts and the opposition keeping quiet on the i ue....
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PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Reuters) - Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing bill...
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If, as Prime Minister Turnbull believes, there's never been a more exciting time to be an Australian, we must embrace the responsibility to play our part in reducing global poverty and building prosperity. Not just as a good global player but also as one that realises what it takes to keep Australia strong.
We need to be careful not to spruik loans schemes and other measures to increase economic activity if we are not also making the structural changes needed to make a real dent in poverty rates.