You can help support Australian aid

The importance of Australian aid

Australian aid helps some of the world’s most promising people build a better and fairer future. The government has brought cuts to the aid budget up to $11.3 billion in just one year. The cuts will take Australia’s contribution to below 0.23 per cent of our gross national income – lower than 23 cents in every $100, in two years’ time – which will be its lowest point since the beginning of the OECD’s records in 1960.

Humanity has made great progress in shaping a more just and equal world and Australian aid overseas is one of our greatest accomplishments.

“We’ve cut global poverty by 50 percent in the last ten years. We’ve doubled the number of people who have access to clean water. We’ve dramatically reduced the number of children dying every year, and we’ve nearly halved the number of women dying during childbirth.” – Oxfam

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam are campaigning to save Australian aid. You can join the cause by writing a letter to your local newspaper saying that you don’t support cuts to Australia’s aid program.

“ When we work together to break the cycle of poverty and inequality, we empower women, men and children around the world to take control and turn their lives around.” – Oxfam

Supporting Oxfam

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How you can help

Join with Oxfam and help send a message to our leaders, telling them you don’t support cuts to Australia’s aid program.

“Together, through Australian Aid, we’ve all played a part in this story. Australian Aid helps some of the world’s most promising people build a better and fairer future. Add your voice to the movement committed to a brighter future for Australian Aid.” – Oxfam

Write to your local paper here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/millennium-development-goals/campaign-for-australian-aid/write-to-your-local-paper-to-support-australian-aid/

Add your voice here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/millennium-development-goals/campaign-for-australian-aid/

Send a message to our leaders here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/2014/12/save-australian-aid/

 

 

 

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