Income inequality has been drastically increasing across the globe, and recently made it onto the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Albion Harrison-Naish spoke with Oxfam Australia's Kelly Dent to discuss Oxfam's recent report on income inequality.
In this extended version of a panel discussion aired on AidWorks on January 22, Albion Harrison-Naish speaks with ActionAid Australia's Archie Law, CARE Australia's Dr. Julia Newton-Howes, and Act for Peace's Alistair Gee on the various cuts, diversions and delays suffered by Australia’s aid program in 2013.
In a recent piece for the Guardian Professionals Network, Brendan Rigby called for a shift in the aid conversation in Australia. and argued that too much effort is being spent to meet the 0.5% of Gross National Income target for Australia's aid budget. Albion Harrison-Naish discusses these issues with Brendan in an AidWorks extended interview.
Nate Shea is a masters student at the University of Melbourne, writing a thesis on the role of NGOs as mediators in intrastate conflicts. Albion and Nate discuss a recent suggestion calling for AusAID to involve itself more heavily in regional peaceful conflict resolution.
Can the practice known as evergreen agriculture deliver both increased food and nutritional security to millions across Africa, and also have the potential to re-green the continent? Tony Barlett, of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, thinks so.