Support Australia's Bipartisan Commitment to 0.5% in Foreign Aid
  • Petitioned Senator Eric Abetz

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Tasmanian Senator
Senator Eric Abetz
Tasmanian Senator
Senator David Bushby

Support Australia's Bipartisan Commitment to 0.5% in Foreign Aid

    1. Petition by

      Laura McIlhenny

      TAS, Australia

Over the last few years, the Make Poverty History coalition have secured amazing and significant victories. Tireless campaigning and lobbying has seen a bipartisan commitment to doubling Australia’s aid program over the next few years.  

This money could mean the difference between life and death for many living in extreme poverty in developing countries.

This year could be the most crucial point so far in our fight for foreign aid. We need our elected representatives to help defend Australia’s aid budget and to demonstrate their commitment at the 2011 Federal Budget on May 10th.

Join us in calling on Tasmanian's Senator Abetz and Senator Bushby to show their support for the giving of 0.5% in GNI by 2015.

 

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    • James Wheller HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Mateship has always been a vital part of the Australian identity. The Australian spirit is one which looks out for others. In today's international community, our mates are no longer just inside our own country, they include the poorest countries in the world and they need our help. Make Poverty History.

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    • Alexandra Vos LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      MAKE POVERTY HISTORY!

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    • kate bienefelt HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Make. Poverty. HISTORY.

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    • Dave Horne LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      What a great opportunity to show other countries around the world that even tho we have had our own disasters and struggles, we, Australia, continuously recognize the need to help others. It's what makes us who we are, it's one of Australia's best characterisitcs, one that we should hold on to. We are the lucky country, now is a great opportunity to show others that we are also the generous country, not to fill ourselves with pride and pat ourselves on the back, but because it's the right thing to do.

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    • Daniel Westbury HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      We'd like to congradulate the federal parliament on keeping its 0.5% GNI foreign aid budget commitment, and echoes the sentiments of citizens the free world over who share pride that we shall keep this commitment for years to come.

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