UN’s Goals Worthier

Jeremy Olivieri | The Mercury | 2 March 2017

One Nation running candidates in every state seat is frustrating for Tasmanians who would like to see Australia become more inclusive and a better global citizen. Fortunately, we needn’t wait until the next election to put our views forward. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing a White Paper to inform its policy directions for the next decade, and ordinary Australians are encouraged to contribute. I hope the department and my elected representatives hear my plea to see Australia do more for the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised. Our aid program ought to be growing – from its current all-time-low level back to the international benchmark of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income. The goals of the United Nations will do infinitely more good for the world and for Australia than the goals of One Nation.