AID/WATCH: Where is Your Aid Money Going?

Contact Phone: 
02 9557 8944
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact Email:
Contact Name: 
Gary Lee
Darlington Centre, University of Sydney, 174 City Road, Darlington NSW

Have you ever wondered if the money our Government spends on aid is really helping to alleviate poverty?

Join AID/WATCH for the launch of ‘Where is Your Aid Money Going?’ our online guide to the complex world of aid and development. The guide aims to give you information on where your aid money goes and tools for action.

Also being launched is the international report, Reality of Aid 2010, “Aid and Development Effectiveness: Towards Human Rights, Social Justice and Democracy”.

The launch will be a great opportunity for you to get some answers to the tough questions we all have about aid. It will be a relaxed night with some great speakers, (see below) and an opportunity to chat to people that have experienced the reality of aid first hand.

Speakers for the night:

Alex Oates, Policy Advisor, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator-elect and co-founder of AID/WATCH

Teguh Surya, Campaigns Director at WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), the largest and oldest environmental advocacy NGO in Indonesia.

Muliadi, Secretary General of ARPAG, a 7000-strong collective of peasants, fisherfolks, rattan handcrafters and rubber collectors. APARG members live adjacent to the Australian Government-funded REDD project in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Come along and bring a friend, enjoy delicious nibbles and be surprised by what you learn about where your aid money actually goes.

For more information contact: AID/WATCH 02 9557 8944 or

Please forward this and our Facebook event page to your friends - we would love to see you all there!

AID/WATCH is the only independent watchdog of Australian aid. We campaign on aid, trade and debt issues to ensure Australian aid money reaches the right communities.