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.

This week Lyle Shelton, the ACL Managing Director speaks with Graham Perrett, the federal member for Moreton, QLD. In this episode, Mr. Perrett talks about the issues of overseas aid and the budget cuts that have been made by successive governments