The Greens are committed to meeting our international obligations under the Millennium Development Goals to spend 0.7% of our Gross National Income (GNI) on effective foreign aid by 2020.
In their refusal to properly tax mining and banking billionaires to fund Australia’s future, Tony Abbott and Labor have increasingly gouged our foreign aid budget to pay for their policies.
To ensure Australia upholds the commitments it made to the United Nations in 2000, the Greens will:
- Increase our Official Development to 0.5% of Gross National Income in 2015-16 to be on track to reach 0.7% of GNI by 2020-21.
- Commit the $4.9 billion required over the forward estimates to meet this responsibility and oppose the Government’s most recent $880 million cuts.
- Establish an Office of Aid Effectiveness to ensure that our money is spent in an effective, meaningful way.
Our policy has been independently costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office.