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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.
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.
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.
The third Aid Talks is on the future of food.
The second Aid Talks is on the militarisation of aid.
Aid agencies need to do more to articulate the case for using contractors for development and relief work.
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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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?
Australia will boost defence ties with Burma, and increase its aid and trade links with the former south-east Asian pariah state, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced on Monday.
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