ARE YOU A MEMBER OF COPOWER?

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF COPOWER?

If you are a member of Cooperative Power please vote for AID/WATCH in the CoPower democratic budget between 24 June – 8 July. If you are not a member, make the switch and vote for us!

ODA, the Military, and Escalating Dynamics of Containment

ODA, the Military, and Escalating Dynamics of Containment

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.