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09 May

Morally wrong and strategically short-sighted aid budget disappoints

With better than expected revenues the government has squandered the perfect opportunity to repair the beleaguered aid budget and instead delivered a blueprint that is “morally wrong and strategically short-sighted”, the CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell, said.        Read more →

08 May

Aid cuts fail the world’s poorest

The Fred Hollows Foundation has expressed disappointment with tonight’s Federal Budget, which has delivered tens of billions of dollars in tax cuts while again reducing aid to the world’s poorest people.  Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

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