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GRAUN NA GUTPELA SINDAUN LONG PAPUA NUIGINI

AidWatch's new publication GRAUN NA GUTPELA SINDAUN LONG PAPUA NUIGINI is a shortened and adapted version of Australian academic Tim Anderson's Land & Livelihoods in Papua New Guinea book. Translated in Tok Pisin for Papua New Guinean communities the booklet will...

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We are not even six months into 2017, but we have already seen much that is of concern in the direction of Australia’s aid program and policies. In the budget in May, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) announced a 22% cut to support for multilateral...

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AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

The public consultation period on the Government’s strategy for Australia’s foreign policy, the DFAT White Paper, came to an end in February. With virtually zero evidence of public engagement on the issue, it is not clear whether DFAT even wanted to hear from the...

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AS AMBASSADORS GATHER, ITS TIME TO RETHINK

It’s time to remember just what the existing foreign policy has delivered.  Since the 2003 White Paper, Advancing the National Interest, Australia has routinely undermined global norms. We have been at the forefront of breaking global commitments on military...

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PUBLIC DEBATE KEPT TO THE MARGINS

Australia’s ambassadors are meeting behind closed doors in Canberra this week, to discuss the Government’s proposed new direction on foreign policy. While paying more than a $1 million on talking to their ambassadors. There have been two months of by-invitation DFAT...

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