A country's aid budget is generally measured as a proportion of a nation's gross national income (GNI). Australia's total contribution fell to just over $3 billion in 2016, or 0.25 per cent of GNI. This is well below the average of 0.32 per cent of GNI recorded by the 29 OECD countries last year.
Paul Bongiorno is a Walkley-award winning political journalist who will be addressing the group Christians for an Ethical Society on the theme “Budget Equity?”.
In this interview he shares his view about the 2015 federal budget and asks how economics can best reflect Christian ethics.
The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed reports that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed to the Coalition Party Room that there would be no new cuts to Australia’s overseas aid program in tonight’s federal budget.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed dismay at media speculation that further cuts will be made to Australia’s overseas aid.
Australia’s aid to poor people overseas should be quarantined from further cuts in this year’s budget, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
John Beckett is the National Director for Micah Challenge Australia. ACL’s Katherine Spackman caught up with him at Parliament House as hundreds of young Christians from across Australia were there to meet politicians and advocate for the global poor. Particularly they were there to shine a light on global tax dodging.
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