Union Aid Abroad has over 40 training projects, working through 30 separate project partners in 15 countries, assisting many different communities in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. Support for these projects comes from many individual union members throughout Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), unions and workplaces, as well as from the Australian government aid agency, DFAT.
Democratic space in Cambodia has shrunk further with the passing of controversial changes to Cambodia’s Law on Political Parties on 15 February.
The Cambodian National Assembly has approved legislation prohibiting those convicted of crimes from leading political parties, and allows the Ministry of the Interior to dissolve political parties that threaten “national unity”. It also prevents political parties from accepting donations from overseas, a clause designed to curb the influence of the Cambodian diaspora.read more
Our Government is writing a Foreign Policy “White Paper” that will guide the way Australia engages with the rest of the world.
It’s critical that the Government listens to all Australians – not just experts – about the kind of world we want to live in and the role Australia should have in making your vision a reality. You can have your say today, just by taking the 60 second #UpToUs survey.read more
Australian Government must now consider joining calls for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Myanmar
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA have called for the Australian government to use its international influence to push for an immediate end to the crisis and for a UN Commission of Inquiry.read more