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February 12, 2012

A new survey shows Australians expect businesses to play a greater role in international aid, with consumers now expecting more of businesses than government.

February 12, 2012

ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence has today criticised the Government’s plans to take hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid away from developing countries for domestic purposes.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr confirmed to Ten News that $375 million will be diverted from foreign aid programs to cover asylum seeker costs in Australia. Senator Carr told Channel Ten the spending decision was within OECD guidelines and money spent on refugees within Australia was legitimate aid.

September 5, 2010

Give them a dollar or make them president and what would they do? Most children across the world say their first order of business would be to improve education by building schools, providing school supplies and increasing access to education for all children. Their next priority would be providing food and water. Almost half said they would spend their dollar on food or water, ahead of clothes, toys and sports.