Lisa Cornish


Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.

Latest Articles

New DFAT funding to focus on shared value in India
23 Feb 2018

From Feb. 26, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will open a new round of funding as part of the Business Partnerships Program, focused solely on ideas supporting economic and social development in India. Devex spoke to BPP team leader Nicholas Woolf on the reasons for an India-focused round, and his advice to applicants on the pitfalls to avoid.

New report reveals LGBTIQ+ communities forgotten in Cyclone Winston recovery
23 Feb 2018

Gender and sexual minorities face biases that often make them an invisible population when it comes to humanitarian responses. A new report aims to be a stepping off point to further engage discussion and support in the developing world.

The concept of women, peace, and security is changing: But is government evolving with it?
23 Feb 2018

As Australia enters the development phase of its second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the ideas held by government and civil society on the topic do not align.

Understanding how research can better engage aid policy
20 Feb 2018

At the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, a new report from the Research for Development Impact Network outlined the impacts the research community has had on aid policy. Speaking with Devex, RDI Network Project Steering Group member Joanne Crawford discussed the findings and recommendations for both researchers and donors to create an aid program that better utilizes evidence-based policy.

With 3 mergers in recent years, what are benefits to Save the Children?
19 Feb 2018

In December, Save the Children Australia announced their third merger within a period of less than three years. But what are the benefits? A good business fit, shared values, and the ability of a merger to take the aspirations or both organizations to a new level are important first steps for a strong and successful merger.

Takeaways from the 2018 Aid Supplier Conference
19 Feb 2018

The second annual Aid Supplier Conference in Canberra on Feb. 15 provided an opportunity for Australian aid suppliers to engage directly with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, learning about new business opportunities and internal changes.

Takeaways from the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference
14 Feb 2018

The 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation in Canberra on Feb.13 and 14, brought together development and humanitarian researchers and professionals to discuss and debate the current state of aid.

Penny Wong on Labor vision for Australian aid
13 Feb 2018

At the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong opened the two-day conference with her outline of an Australian foreign policy under a Labor government — a policy that will see increased investment in development assistance and a changing focus that will impact the way the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade operates Australia's aid program.

Who are the donors taking on GMOs?
13 Feb 2018

In spite of opposition to genetically modified organisms from some sectors, some donors are investigating and funding GMO research to solve a range of development challenges.

How a new digital partnership can improve health care services in developing countries
5 Feb 2018

By combining medical knowledge with a data collection and analysis platform, a new partnership between digital health care support companies THINKMD and Ona is aiming to deliver innovative health services and support to people living in developing countries.