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Diverting foreign aid sets dangerous precedent

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The federal government has dropped a bombshell on poor communities in developing countries, just in time for Christmas. After delaying its promise on aid at the May budget, the government now plans to divert $375 million of Australia's much-needed aid budget to fund domestic refugee programs, making Australia the third largest recipient of Australian aid.

Freedom from hunger: the most basic of human rights

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Starvation is synonymous with poverty. Food is the most basic of human needs. After all the extras are cut out, and then the necessities – clothes, shelter, education – only food is left.