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Julia Newton-Howes

Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM has been CEO of CARE Australia since 2007. During this time she has focused on ensuring that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to CARE’s programs, growing CARE’s revenue and ensuring effective management. Julia is on the board of CARE International, Vice-President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a strong advocate for effective aid. Prior to joining CARE Australia, she was Assistant Director General at AusAID. She held numerous positions with AusAID, including as Counselor (Development Cooperation) in Vietnam and was an advisor for two years to Australia’s Executive Director to the World Bank, based in Washington DC.

Articles by Julia Newton-Howes (1)

  • Australia's unbalanced foreign policy

    The new Defence White Paper opens with the bold assertion that it 'represents the Government's firm commitment to the Australian people that we will keep our nation safe and protect our way of life for future generations'. If only it was that simple. No government can secure a nation's future through defence alone. Widely praised by knowledgeable commentators, the White Paper is undoubtedly a thoughtful piece of work.