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MEDIA RELEASE: AID/WATCH congratulates Prime Minister Rudd on the appointment of a Minister for International Development

03 Jul 13

Australian aid watchdog AID/WATCH, today came out in support of the appointment of a Minister for International Development as part of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s new ministerial line up.

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Australian-Indonesian carbon project abandoned

02 Jul 13

Australia has effectively killed the last of its vaunted on-the-ground projects in Indonesia to restore and protect forests and peatland for the carbon dioxide they store.

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Cambodia railway project a disaster for relocated households: report

05 Jun 13

A report has found that a railway project in Cambodia has significantly impoverished hundreds of people who were forced to relocate outside the capital in late 2011.

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AID/WATCH in the news: Budget games as foreign aid scrimped, misused and diverted

16 May 13

The budget cuts aid spending  —  and worse. Gareth Bryant from AID/WATCH reports money is being directed to sending refugees home, managing live exports and even promoting mining.

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AIDTalks#2. Buying Hearts and Minds: The Militarisation of Aid

03 May 13

The second Aid Talks is on the militarisation of aid.

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Contractors: good value for money or drain on aid resources?

27 Apr 13

Aid agencies need to do more to articulate the case for using contractors for development and relief work.

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AusAID Fuels Bougainville Mining Tensions

23 Apr 13

Rio Tinto stands to make big profits if the Panguna mine on Bougainville reopens. In recruiting advisors with strong links to the mining giant, AusAid isn't helping the peace process, writes Kristian Lasslett

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Aid Talks: The Politics of Development and Inequality

08 Apr 13

Aid Talks: The Politics of Development is a free, monthly discussion series hosted by Aid/Watch on issues of aid and development.

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AID/WATCH in the news: Fraud just the beginning of aid program's woes

28 Mar 13

AusAID’s scholarship program is wasteful and is possibly being defrauded, writes AID/WATCH’s Matt Hilton. Why are we spending millions on programs that don’t work or just help a handful of people?

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