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There are plenty of calls for funding, but only so much to go around.
Our commitment to foreign aid says we want to be part of the club but aren’t willing to chip-in when the clubhouse roof starts leaking.
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They thought aid funding was going to spared, for once.
After 14 years in relief and development I am surprised at my own jadedness and even cynicism.
Sending unsolicited donations can do more harm than good.
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The aid relationship with International Planned Parenthood Federation is being maintained.
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.
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