benthurley_editBen Thurley is Micah Challenge's Political Engagement Officer. In this interview with the ACL's Katherine Spackman, Ben discusses the recent report handed down by a senate inquiry on Australia's aid program. The inquiry was established to understand the effect of the Coalition's election plan to cut $4.5 billion from the aid program over the four year budget cycle. The report made 24 recommendations including urging the government release a policy framework for the aid program and for the government to increase its aid program to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2025.