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.
WhyDev's Brendan Rigby looks at what is the first of many consequences of AusAID's integration into DFAT: staff cuts. A friend of WhyDev, who was to begin in the graduate program next year, had their position terminated earlier this week. It was also learnt that the entire intake of graduates for next year was terminated.
In the wake of the Australian government's aid cuts, Lewis Best asserts it's time for advocates to switch their focus from hitting a certain level of funding to a more ambitious goal of ending poverty.
The Australian Government's so-called “aid raid”, exposed in 2012’s home stretch, has settled to little more than a blip on the radar. Olivia Rosenman doesn't think it should have slipped so easily off the radar, as it may reveal that the Australian public really doesn't care about aid.
Old time leftists used the term 'duchessed' to describe comrades neutralised of their radicalism when drawn into the system they opposed through flattery, rewards, promotions and other such enticements. Dr. Nichole Georgeou uncovers how development volunteering as been royally 'duchessed'.