Foreign aid helps people in developing countries escape extreme poverty, improve health outcomes and helps increase regional stability. Through the provision of foreign aid, Australia is able to meet its obligations as a responsible global citizen and also benefits from a heightened level of prosperity and stability in the region.
Examples of what needs to be done:
- Restore the $7.6 billion of aid funding cut by the Australian government in the 2014 budget.
- Work towards a foreign aid budget that represents 0.7% of Gross National Income, in line with Australia's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.