In the Media: Australia

Below is a compilation of articles highlighting NGO Monitor’s contributions to the broader conversation about NGOs, funding, and accountability in Australia.  These include blogs and op-eds written by NGO Monitor and staff, as well as articles citing NGO Monitor, or otherwise relevant to our mission.

NGO Monitor on World Vision – Coverage in The Australian

NGO Monitor, January 18, 2017

As one of the major funders of World Vision, Australia has been a central aspect of the story behind the allegations that a World Vision employee diverted $50 million to Hamas. Media coverage in The Australian newspaper has, likewise, played an important role in the public debate, and cited information from NGO Monitor throughout.

Hidden World Vision aid funds fuel claims former exec funnelled money to Hamas

Anthony Klan, The Australian, December 30, 2016

NGO with ties to PFLP terror group lobbying Australian MPs (“No Way to Treat a Child”)

NGO Monitor, December 19, 2016

A petition signed by Australian MPs was the result of lobbying in coordination with the US-based “No Way to Treat a Child” campaign, led in part by Defense for Children International-Palestine. Several former and current officials of DCI-P have ties to the PFLP terror group.

World Vision hazy on how it spent Gaza cash

Anthony Klan, The Australian, December 5, 2016

World Vision charity dismissed Hamas funds

Anthony Klan, The Australian, November 29, 2016

Federal World Vision funding ‘went to Hamas’

Anthony Klan, The Australian, November 28, 2016

NGO Monitor, Australian Jews, Pose Disturbing Questions to Christian Charity Chief on Eve of Hadassah Speech

JNi.Media, Jewish Press, November 2, 2016

Hadassah Australia defends Costello oration

Joshua Levi, Australian Jewish News, September 22, 2016

Monitoring Which NGOs Get Our Money, and How They Spend It.

Eliana Rudee, Algemeiner, September 21, 2016

Australian MP: It’s beyond the pale if Hamas used our money to build tunnels

Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, September 9, 2016

World Vision Funds Charity or Terror

Sharon Altshul, Baltimore Jewish Life, September 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor of ABC News, Australia

NGO Monitor, April 14, 2016

Australian TV oversimplifies Israel’s NGO challenge

Aaron Kalman, J-Wire, February 11, 2016

Correspondence with Australian Ambassador regarding AusAid Funding of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

NGO Monitor, January 14, 2016

Prof. Gerald Steinberg brings the problematic record of Palestinian NGO Medical Aid for Palestinians to the attention of the Australian government, receiving an assurance that these concerns will be taken into account in future funding projects.

[Opinion] Australian TV oversimplifies Israel’s NGO challenge

Aaron Kalman, J-Wire, February 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor of The Australian

NGO Monitor, December 22, 2015