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15 Jun 2016 description
infographic Government of Australia

Protection Visa applications lodged

Applications lodged

2014-15: 8,587

2015-16: 9,554

Final Protection Visa grants

Protection Visa grants to Non-IMA

2014-15: 2,746

2015-16: 1,732

Total Protection Visa grants**

2014-15: 2,747

2015-16: 1,732

*Total Protection visa grants for 2014-15 includes one visa granted to an IMA.

02 Feb 2015 description

Reference Guide - Communication and Complex Emergencies is a reference guide developed by the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil–Military Centre (ACMC).

This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations. Such situations demand communication initiatives that support and promote humanitarian relief efforts, conflict reduction processes, and post-conflict transition and recovery.

02 Mar 2012 description

AusAID and USAID have jointly funded research conducted by GSMA mWomen which looks at the wants and needs of women in developing countries, and how mobile technology might improve their day to day lives.

The research report, ‘PORTRAITS—A Glimpse into the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid‘ is the result of discussions with over 2,500 women living on less than $2 per day.

Researchers surveyed women in Egypt, India, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, with secondary research contributions from many other parts of the world.

03 Oct 2011 description

29 September 2011

A hallmark of foreign policy is to look beyond the horizon to analyse the new great global challenges facing us in the future.

Today I want to talk to you about one such challenge — food security, which now finds itself at the forefront of the global policy agenda.

Population growth means that by 2050 the world will need to feed approximately 9 billion people, over 2 billion more than today when we already have 1 billion people suffering chronic hunger.

06 Jul 2011 description

In November 2010, the Government commissioned the first independent review of the aid program in 15 years. Its purpose was to assess the effectiveness of our current program and recommend how we can make it even better as it grows.

The "Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness" and the Government’s response were released on 6 July 2011 by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, in an official launch at Parliament House, followed by a Ministerial Statement to Parliament.

20 Mar 2011 description

The Australian Government today announced an additional $4 million in humanitarian assistance for the growing number of people fleeing violence in Libya.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the Australian Government is extremely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya.

"The additional $4 million will support the UN High Commission for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration as they assist the estimated 300,000 people who have fled Libya into Tunisia and Egypt since mid-February.

10 Mar 2011 description

The Australian Government today announced an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance for the victims of the crisis in Libya.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the Gaddafi regime's attacks on its own people are causing acute hardship both inside the country and for those who have fled to neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt.

'It was clear from my discussions in Tunisia today that the humanitarian situation risks becoming critical as security deteriorates and shortages of food, medical supplies and other essentials develop,' Mr Rudd said.

It is estimated that over …

02 Mar 2011 description

Australian Government
AusAID Media Release

MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS