News & Media


  • Clear coherent COVID plan for the region
    The Australian Government’s just-released COVID-19 international development strategy is a strong and clear statement of shared destiny with our immediate neighbours. We welcome the plan’s focus on the Pacific, Timor


  • Adviser Remuneration Framework
    IDCC has provided its views to DFAT on the Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) following wide consultation throughout the contracting community. The IDCC noted that the ARF was unduly restrictive, with
  • Inaugural Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue
    The IDCC supported the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue: Rethinking Australia’s International Relations, which took place on 5 November 2019 As a Co-Chair of the inaugural AP4D, the
  • Deteriorating environment requires development rethink
    This is a joint statement of the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID) and the International Development Contractors’ Community (IDCC). A PDF copy of this statement can be downloaded here
  • Doing Business with DFAT: 2019 Seminar series
    Category: Corporate DFAT invites you to our first Doing business with DFAT event for 2019. Monday, 18 February 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST) University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • IDCC Strategic Plan
    Many thanks to IDCC members for their input to the draft Strategic Plan for IDCC 2018-19, circulated previously for comment. The IDCC Directors have now finalised the Strategic Plan as
  • No lack of rigor or transparency in aid contracting
    An article in today’s Guardian newspaper alleges “Australia handed out millions in aid contracts to a company accused of bribery”. This headline is misleading on several fronts. Aid contracts are
  • Media Release – Inaugural Board of IDCC Elected
    Following its first General Meeting in Canberra, the International Development Contractors Community (IDCC) has elected an inaugural board of directors. IDCC was formed in February 2018 as the independent body
  • Media Release: IDCC Responds to 2018-19 Australian Aid Budget
      GOVERNMENT URGED TO CONTRIBUTE MORE STRONGLY TO REGIONAL STABILITY, SAYS IDCC The IDCC welcomes the small increase in the aid program as a first step towards restoring Australia’s capacity
  • IDCC is hiring – Executive Director and Executive Assistant
    As the International Development Contractors Community looks to strengthen our capacity to provide effective services for our members, we have released advertisements for a part-time Executive Director and Executive Assistant. Please
  • Foreign Aid Pay Rates are Fair
    This week it came to IDCC’s attention that on 6 March 2018, Greg Brown wrote an article for The Australian which called out foreign aid advisors (contractors) as being paid