Aid groups praise Labor's promise to ramp up foreign aid by $1.6 billion over four years, but say the pledge falls well short of the ALP's own policy platform.
As emergency service workers face catastrophic fires and cyclonic conditions in eastern Australia, new research is shining a light on the more personal battles they may face once the disasters are over.
Australian aid organisations apologise to victims of sexual abuse and harassment after an independent review sustains 31 allegations against aid workers.
Adam is just one of hundreds of Australian-Indonesians helping to raise funds for victims of the devastating Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that has claimed more than 1,400 lives.
Almost a month after the Indonesian Island of Lombok was rocked by the first in a devastating series of earthquakes, the tourist haven remains a scene of destruction on a grand scale, with almost 1,000 aftershocks hampering the clean-up.