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What about our relations with the rest of the world?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Regardless of who wins the election, in the days following August 21, we are guaranteed to hear about a congratulatory call from US President Obama. The Prime Minister and the President will discuss the war in Afghanistan, and undoubtedly our ‘special relationship’ with ‘our closest ally’ the United States will be reaffirmed.

Overseas aid policy missing from election debate

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

As the Federal Election campaign reaches the half way point today, World Vision Australia said it was disappointed that neither major party had released its official policy on foreign aid.

Cabinet minister must control expanded aid budget

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Australia must maximise the effectiveness of its growing aid and development budget by elevating it to a Cabinet-level portfolio alongside foreign affairs and trade, World Vision said today.

A different vision for a 'big' Australia

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I am in favour of a big Australia. But I don't mean a big Australia in population terms which has dominated so much of the federal election campaign. I mean a nation that is big in terms of its vision, its compassion and in identifying its place in the region and the world.

Helping hand will fit like a glove in cabinet

Monday, August 2, 2010

In an election campaign so far devoid of foreign policy initiatives, the bipartisan commitment to growing Australia’s aid budget is gratifying. Yet the increasing portfolio size and need for rigorous oversight across AusAID’s development efforts points squarely to the need for a Cabinet-level minister for overseas aid.

Australia's aid commitments under question from Coalition cuts

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Coalition’s proposed cuts to the foreign aid budget calls into serious question its commitment to assist the world’s poorest people, warned International development agency World Vision Australia.

Confusion over aid budget but we take Prime Minister at his word

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Development agency World Vision Australia last night noted reports suggesting $1 billion had been cut from the foreign aid budget but believes this is a misunderstanding of the government’s intention.

Australia needs a road-map towards international aid level of 0.7 per cent GNI

Friday, April 16, 2010

Australia is best placed among OECD nations to raise its contributions to official development assistance (ODA) towards 0.7 per cent, according to international development agency World Vision.

Sense of urgency for toilets in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Each year approximately 3.5 million Australians travel to the Asia Pacific region on holiday and business and for many, searching for a clean, private and functioning toilet can be a challenge to say the least.