NEWS & EVENTS
The Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific and the Asia Constituency of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness will convene their first hybrid Regional Meeting and Workshop, in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 26-28, 2022, with the theme “Forging through Crises, Fostering Solidarities.”
Aid/Watch partner Asia Pacific Research network commits to step up its rights advocacies, calls for further vigilance amid the new Marcos regime
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There is a creeping militarization of the aid agenda in Australia. Aid has long been closely associated with Australian military interventions, from Afghanistan to East Timor, from the Solomon Islands to the Philippines. With the closure of AusAID in 2013, Australian Aid now favours national interest and private finance over the need for real aid. It has become more closely integrated with Australian diplomatic, strategic and military priorities especially as Australia’s Pacific sphere of influence comes under increased challenges.
From 4-8 April 2002, Aid/Watch Coordinator, Nat Lowrey participated in the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) Biennial Conference: Redefining Development: People Leading the Way Towards System Change in the COVID-19 Era.
Nickel is rapidly emerging as a ‘critical’ metal for the shift toward electric vehicles (EVs) and battery energy storage.
Local authorities in western Serbia have suspended a plan that would allow the mining company Rio Tinto to operate a lithium mine, after protests by environmentalists that shook the country’s populist leadership.
Rio Tinto has suspended plans to build Europe’s largest lithium mine after sustained protests across the country in opposition to the project.
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Thousands of demonstrators blocked major roads across Serbia as anger swelled over government-backed plan to allow mining company Rio Tinto to extract lithium.
Malaysians should not be left to face the danger, health and environmental risk and hazards; and the long-term inconvenience and costs of housing a mega radioactive waste dump of toxic materials brought in by Australian Rare Earth miner Lynas.
New research has found that a community in Port Moresby who were forcibly evicted and their homes demolished without compensation at the behest of a company with significant Australian ties, are still struggling to access basic needs and rights, even years after their eviction.