Tell Queensland Politicians to continue to support the current bipartisan agreement on foreign aid.
  • Petitioned Peter Dutton M.P

This petition was delivered to:

Federal Member for Dickson & Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing
Peter Dutton M.P
Senator for Queensland and Shadow Minister for Universities and Research
Senator the Hon. Brett Mason
Liberal National Member for Bonner
Ross Vasta M.P
Federal Member for Forde
Bert van Manen M.P

Tell Queensland Politicians to continue to support the current bipartisan agreement on foreign aid.

    1. J B
    2. Petition by

      J B

      Toowong, Australia

40days40ways - MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY and support the bipartisan agreement:
Tell Queensland Politicians to continue to support the current bipartisan agreement on foreign aid.

This petition of concerned citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Members of Parliament and the Senator mentioned: the Coalition’s commitment to the bipartisan agreement of 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) to be allocated as Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) by 2015.

Australia currently allocates 0.33% of its Gross National Income (2008/09) in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA).

The current bipartisan commitment is to lift ODA to 0.5% by 2015 in order to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Recently, there has been political discussion on redirecting funds from foreign aid .The Coalition has led these discussions and has recently showed signs of backing out of the agreement. If this occurs, it increases the chance of the commitment being dismantled altogether by both parties.

This must not be allowed to take place as Australia’s ODA program is vital in continuing to achieve the aims of the MDGs.

We ask the Members of Parliament and the Senator mentioned to continue to demonstrate to the public that they support the current agreement by:

• Raising the issue in a party meeting;

• Talking about the issue with their colleagues in the party;

• Asking the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, or the Treasurer, Joe Hockey, to make a public statement verifying their party’s commitment to the bipartisan agreement

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    • J B TOOWONG, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

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    • Chen Xiaoxuan TAMPINES, SINGAPORE
      • over 3 years ago

      all the best!

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    • Alex Downs KENMORE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      I think it's attrociously disgusting that this should be at all necessary. This is a sign of just how terrible things really are that people need to expend time and effort with such a venture. It says to me that the capitalists of this world really are as dreadful and undesirable as anyone gets. Lets hope that they redeam themselves slightly by paying some-sort of attention!

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