Foreign aid

Alternate Term Label:
Official Development Assistance
Overseas aid

Partnerships for recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 development response

The Australian government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy presents Australia’s priorities in working globally, and especially with our near neighbours, to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tim Costello's claim foreign aid cuts will cost 450,000 lives is not credible

The Coalition's proposed $4.5 billion cuts to foreign aid will result in the loss of 450,000 lives, World Vision Australia chief executive officer Tim Costello claims.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has the foreign aid budget been cut five years in a row?

In a blistering response to the 2018 federal budget, charity group World Vision slammed the Federal Government for "continuing Australia's darkest era of aid cuts and further letting down the world's most vulnerable".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Foreign aid cuts make up one fifth of budget savings

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello claims foreign aid cuts make up 20 per cent of the budget savings, while aid expenditure is only 1.3 per cent of the total budget.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Australians' spending on pets show how little the nation spends on foreign aid?

Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims Australia spent three times more on pets in 2016 than it did on foreign aid.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Comparing Labor and the Coalition's records on foreign aid

Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek announced Labor would restore $40 million to Australia's aid budget if re-elected and denies Labor also cut the aid budget when in government.

Will China’s ‘COVID-aid’ offensive reshape ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific outlook?

Southeast Asian governments – which are badly affected by the pandemic – have been the leading recipients of Chinese aid. It comes at a time when ASEAN is attempting to reappraise its position with respect to the US and China, given accelerating competition between the...
Briefing paper

China’s coronavirus ‘COVID-19 diplomacy’ in the Pacific

As the largest new player in the region, this paper briefly examines China’s ‘COVID-19 diplomacy’ and argues that the pandemic may have geopolitical consequences.

It’s time for a culture change

This report proposes that the current Australian government should adopt the Whitlam Government’s general policy direction to enhance its cultural engagement with Papua New Guinea.

Value for money in the delivery of Official Development Assistance through facility arrangements

The objective of this audit was to examine the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) achievement of value for money objectives in the delivery of Official Development Assistance (aid) through facility arrangements.