“While RESULTS welcomes a further contribution to GPE, Australia is becoming less generous with each replenishment. This pledge is a far cry from Australia’s four- year pledge of $270 million in 2011 which then dropped to $140 million from 2014. This new commitment also falls well short of the broad civil society campaign asking for $200 million, ”says Ms. Nutt.
The last four months of our campaigning at RESULTS have focussed on advocating for the Australian Government to join in the global effort to tackle famine and cholera outbreaks in Yemen and East Africa.
“I was delighted to represent RESULTS at the announcement of these initiatives in Brisbane on the weekend. Funding to expand research in the areas of tuberculosis and malaria treatment is much needed in Australia and the Pacific region which holds 60 per cent of the global burden.”
What we did would simply be impossible in many nations. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the key decision-makers in the land about a current crisis that’s not getting much attention – with the support, encouragement and training from a great team.
Our August 2017 action is to meet our parliamentarians to urge a further $33 million contribution of Australian aid for famine relief.
So together we built a campaign. We decided to combine the need to raise public awareness and influence parliamentarians to ‘step up to the plate’ on the famine.
Join the July 30 RESULTS Action Call featuring guest speaker Paul O’Callaghan from Caritas speaking about the famine crisis.
Our July 2017 action is to write to Senators and support the advocacy of our Study Tour Delegates in urging further Australian aid for famine relief.
Join RESULTS volunteers from around Australia, and our guest speaker, to be trained, supported and inspired to take effective action…