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Bali: Call For People's Protocol On Climate Change

Monday, 10 December 2007, 11:02 am | AID Watch

Almost five thousand people are expected to march across Indonesia today on International Human Rights Day, to join a growing coalition of individuals and people's organisations from around the world that are calling for a People's Protocol on Climate Change. More >>

ADF Operating Illegally In East Timor

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 2:51 pm | AID Watch

Independent aid watchdog Aid/Watch today revealed that the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) in Timor Leste have been operating illegally, leaving ADF personnel open to criminal prosecution. More >>

‘Apec = Poverty & Misery’

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 12:37 am | AID Watch

21 Asia-Pacific civil society representatives will deliver an open letter to the APEC Leaders who are meeting tomorrow. The statement condemns APEC for pursuing corporate profit not human development. More >>

Australian Aid To Iraq Used For Economic Gain?

Friday, 3 August 2007, 2:52 pm | AID Watch

A report released today by AID/WATCH claims aid sent to Iraq was used to promote Australian commercial interests not humanitarian purposes. The report calls for a full audit of Australian aid to Iraq since 2003. More >>

AID/WATCH Welcomes ALP Climate Change Policy

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 9:26 am | AID Watch

Australian aid watchdog AID/WATCH has welcomed today's policy announcement by the ALP to increase funding for climate change adaptation in the Pacific, however... More >>

What is really happening in Timor? Forum July 6

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 8:08 am | AID Watch

Recent events in Timor have been unsettling and traumatic for the newly independent nation. The national police force has dissolved, houses and offices have been burnt and looted, thousands of people have been displaced and the government is in the ... More >>

Australians count billions, forget impoverished

Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 9:21 pm | AID Watch

As the Australian treasurer announced $37 billion in tax cuts and a $10.8 billion surplus tonight, the 700,000 people in our region living on less than $1 per day, were asked to scramble for change. More >>

Downer refuses to walk the gauntlet at AWB…

Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 10:49 am | AID Watch

In a big loss for democracy the Foreign Minister Alexander Downer refused to submit to the scrutiny of the media by sneaking into the Cole Inquiry into the AWB today. More >>

Banned in India, ‘WATER’ Deepa Mehta’s new film

Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 7:52 pm | AID Watch

Banned in India, ‘WATER’ Deepa Mehta’s new film, is set against the backdrop of fading colonial power in the holy city of Varanasi, India. Exploring the lives of a group of widows forced into poverty ‘WATER’ examines the complexities of the caste system. More >>

ALP Provide positive alternative on aid.

Wednesday, 22 February 2006, 11:06 am | AID Watch

The Australian aid watchdog, AID/WATCH, commended the Australian Labor Party on its new aid policy announced today, “Our Generations Challenge”. More >>

Australia must push China to release WTO activists

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 1:01 pm | AID Watch

AID/WATCH today joined the international call to action to ensure the release of 14 protesters detained for almost a month after opposing the World Trade Organisation ongoing negotiations on December 17 2005. Australian supporters will protest outside ... More >>

Costello should untie poor countries at G20.

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 5:57 pm | AID Watch

AID/WATCH today called on Treasurer Peter Costello to loosen the neo-liberal knot that binds poor countries when he attends a meeting of the G20 in China this week. More >>

Disaster response on the run

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 3:51 pm | AID Watch

AID/WATCH called on the Australian Government today to release the criteria it uses for developing its response to international disasters. More >>

AID Watch says policy should reduce red tape

Tuesday, 27 September 2005, 10:02 am | AID Watch

AID/WATCH sighed with relief today after the World Bank committed to supporting the international debt deal signed by the G8 in July. More >>

Australia’s aid increase falls behind GNI level

Thursday, 15 September 2005, 9:25 am | AID Watch

Australian Prime Minister John Howards’ announced aid increase, to ‘about $4 Billion a year by 2010’, may not be as generous as expected and still falls well below the 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) amount required to meet the Millennium Development ... More >>

PNG celebrates 30 years of independence

Thursday, 25 August 2005, 11:29 am | AID Watch

September 16th 2005 marks the 30th Anniversary of PNG independence. PNG is a unique country containing enormous cultural and ethnic diversity, plentiful resources and a population of over five million. More >>

Tsunami aid: World Bank and Oz Govt at loggerheads

Monday, 22 August 2005, 3:57 pm | AID Watch

As little as $125 million of the pledged $1 billion in tsunami funds pledged by the Australian Government for tsunami relief is going to Aceh according to the World Bank. More >>

Conditionalities Undermine G8 Debt Deal

Monday, 27 June 2005, 3:13 pm | AID Watch

Conditions attached to debt cancellation agreements being discussed next week by the G8 is likely to undermine any long-term benefit for the world's most indebted countries according to a briefing paper released today by Australian aid watchdog ... More >>

ECP at root of Australia PNG problems

Monday, 9 May 2005, 12:06 am | AID Watch

Leading aid watchdog AID/WATCH, has hit back at suggestions it is fomenting dissent between PNG and Australia, suggesting that the implementation of the $800 000 Enhanced Cooperation Program (ECP) was ill-conceived, reactive and a mere band aid for the ... More >>

Australian Government caught out on aid generosity

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 3:14 pm | AID Watch

Figures from the OECD today blew out of the water the Foreign Ministers suggestion of a 9.9% increase in Australian aid, according to AID/WATCH, Australia’s leading aid watchdog. More >>