Obligations to Fulfil

Robert Cook, Ros Lindsay, Tian Yang | Canberra Times | 16 May 2017

We were shocked to hear that foreign aid has again been the target of budget cuts. The figure of $300 million on top of successive reductions equates to a reduction, in real terms, of 30 per cent since the coalition came to power. How can we, as a nation, pledge to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals on the one hand and drastically cut our contributions on the other? Only through a comprehensive, steady increase in foreign aid spending can we hope to  fulfil our international obligations. It is vital that we urge our MPs to stop these cuts and take action to increase foreign aid.

 

Robert Cook, Ros Lindsay and Tian Yang 

Canberra (ACT)