An “overhaul” of Australia’s foreign aid program is largely not new, and fundamentally fails to address the difficult questions on how to make aid more effective. Aid analyst Thulsi Narayanasamy unpacks the policy.
If Australians want to help the Ni-Vanuatu, they should trust them to determine their own future – and their own land-use laws.
Article originally appeared in Crikey 24th September 2013 Tony Abbott is overhauling aid, cutting funding, merging AusAID with DFAT and reorienting spending. Aid expert Thulsi Narayanasamy looks into the changes and what they will mean. By Thulsi Narayanasamy The face of the Australian aid program is sure to change dramatically over the coming years. The Coalition has long […]
Article originally appeared on SBS website. 20th September 2013 Aid should be used to solve poverty, not further Australia’s overseas interests. AusAID’s merger into DFAT is a blow to be sure, but there have been strings attached to our aid program for far too long, writes Thulsi Narayanasamy. By Thulsi Narayanasamy This week’s news of […]
Article originally appeared in Crikey. By Gareth Bryant The federal budget shows the foreign aid program is increasingly being used as a slush fund to pay for the government’s political priorities and pet schemes — from sending asylum seekers back home to managing concerns about animal cruelty in the live export trade. The budget papers show that […]