As part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released on Monday 15 December the Abbott Government announced a new cut to Australia’s aid budget of more than $3.7 billion.
In 2012 and 2013 the Gillard Government made a number of cuts to growth in aid funding. The Abbott Government has gone further; in a series of announcements cutting a cumulative total of $11 billion from Australia’s aid program.
A group of NGOs, including ABV are launching a campaign against the erosion of Australia’s international aid program.
ABV encourages our volunteers and supporters to join up to the campaign via the website – http://save.australianaid.org.
The Campaign for Australian Aid will be formally launched in February 2015.