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Five Things the Australian Government Should do to be a Global Compacts Leader

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Globally, developing nations – who have financial and security struggles of their own – host 84 per cent of the world’s refugees. Wealthy nations, including Australia, should be doing far more to support displaced people.

Cricket Ball Tamperers Outrage us, But Pollies Get Away With Cheating on World's Poorest

Thursday, March 29, 2018

As our Federal politicians, many of them with a personal faith, head into their Easter break to contemplate Jesus's teachings, the message of generosity and fairness is as relevant to secular Australia as it is to Christians.

Australia’s Global Rights Carry Global Duties

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Australia cannot convincingly preach adherence to international norms while spurning international obligations and making up its own rules when it chooses.

Urgent Need for Leadership on the Rohingya Crisis

Thursday, February 8, 2018

If there is no change, there is no way to avoid this living hell. The crisis is complex and solutions need to be multi-layered but international governments can act. They can find ways to support Bangladesh, find solutions to this crisis so that the suffering and deaths of more Rohingyans can be averted.

Manus – The Purgatory Made in Australia

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In terms of physical suffering, fear and desperation, there was no comparison. But if Cox’s Bazar brought to mind the gates of hell, then Manus was a purgatory – made in Australia.

Australia's C-Grade Report for Lack of Ambition on Aid

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Australian Government's report card on foreign policy would read "C" for "disappointing" this year. Australia’s aid assistance has yet again been relegated to second-class status in Australia’s global engagement – not even worthy of a mention in the speeches made to launch it.

Time For Australia To Get ‘Fair Dinkum’ On Development

Thursday, November 23, 2017

World Vision welcomes the Foreign Policy White Paper, but urges the federal government to recommit to Australian aid as a core pillar of foreign policy.

Turnbull Must Act To End Manus Crisis Now

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Australian Prime Minister must intervene to end the humanitarian crisis on Manus, the Australian Council for International Development said today.

The Credibility Gap in Australia’s Human Rights Bid

Monday, October 16, 2017

With the imminent announcement of Australia’s successful bid for the UN Human Rights Council, World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello today called on the Australian Government to immediately close its inhumane offshore detention centres and bring those people being detained to Australia.

Costello Slams Pyne’s Weapons Export Plan

Monday, July 17, 2017

World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello has slammed plans by federal minister Christopher Pyne to turn Australia into a major weapons manufacturer and exporter.