Words matter: Comparing discussions of New Zealand and Australian aid to the Pacific

Overseen by a representative from the Minstry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a RNZAF C-130 Hercules delivers aid to Nausori airport as part of the relief effort following Tropical Cyclone Winston that hit Fiji. Photo by: MFAT

CANBERRA — In November, Australia’s released its Foreign Policy White Paper, cementing the idea of aid to be promoted as an avenue to create regional security and a secure Australia.

It is an objective that is commonly emphasized in the language used by the sitting government.

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    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 news.com.au. 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.