What's On


Intelligence Squared Debates: Foreign Aid is a Waste of Money

Posted by


July 4, 2012
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

There has been much negativity in the media lately; the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis, The Age newspaper moving from broadsheet to tabloid. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we live in ‘the lucky country’.

1.4 billion people in our world currently live below the extreme poverty line, which is less than $2 a day. According to UNICEF, nearly 9 million children under 5 die every year from avoidable, poverty-related illnesses.

As a proportion of gross national income, Australia’s aid spending sits at around 0.35 per cent. Compare that to the average for all developed nations, 0.48 per cent, and you see that despite our prosperity, we are not the most generous of countries.

If this topic interests you as much as it interests me, then you might like to head to the Wheeler Centre’s Intelligence Squared Debate on Foreign Aid. Six of the sharpest, most informed opinions on the issue of Foreign Aid will debate in favour of, or in opposition to, the proposition that Foreign Aid is a Waste of Money.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 July, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne
WEB: wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/foreign-aid-is-a-waste-of-money/ (Tickets $20, $12 conc)

Art & Design


Who Is Fitzy Fox?

Milk Bar Magazine speaks with Amelia Trompf, the author of the new children's book Who is Fitzy Fox?, set right here in Melbourne.


Degas: A New Vision

The NGV has been filled with the talented Edgar Degas’ art containing 206 pieces of work.


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016

Prepare to be glamoured by the exclusive events that Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has in store for us all in 2016.

Photo & Video


The 10th Whitelion Bail Out Charity Fundraiser

Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.


The Fox Darkroom

Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.


Photographer of the week: Hannah Markoff

Babes, beauty and greasy food.