International aid agency Oxfam Australia is calling on Australia’s political leaders to keep their aid promise to the world’s poor, after the UK Government this week announced it would meet its commitment to lift overseas aid spending to 0.7 per cent of its national income.
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The release of a Coalition discussion paper canvassing $800 million in funding cuts reinforces that aid diversion is becoming an alarming trend in Australian politics, according to Oxfam Australia.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia has welcomed a new government report showing that good aid works, saying it highlights the importance of meeting Australia’s commitment to grow the overseas aid program.
Oxfam Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a September election, saying it hopes the certainty will ensure leaders focus on issues to help the poorest and most vulnerable, in Australia and overseas.
Investment in disaster risk reduction will protect homes from being destroyed or washed away. It will reduce the risk of crop losses – people’s source of food and income. And, most importantly, it will help to save lives.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia is calling on the Australian Government to overturn its decision to divert funds from the overseas aid budget, following Treasurer Wayne Swan’s announcement that a budget surplus was unlikely this financial year.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia is calling on the Prime Minister Julia Gillard to overrule Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s decision to cut aid programs.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia has condemned the Australian Government’s use of sneaky accounting to cut back its support to some of the world’s poorest people.
The Federal Government’s new 10-year program to improve the lives of women and girls in the Pacific region is an innovative approach at addressing one of the worst examples of gender inequality in the world, Oxfam Australia said today.