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Year 10 Geography : Australian Aid

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Where we give aid. Why Australia gives overseas aid. Australia and overseas aid: A question of giving. Why does Australia give aid?

Australia and overseas aid: A question of giving

The Australian Government’s aid programme is based on the understanding that: "by helping to build stronger communities and more stable governments we improve our own economic and security interests. " Australian Foreign Aid. The state of Australian aid Australia’s aid program has been the disproportionate victim of the Coalition government budget savings measures since forming government in 2013.

Australian Foreign Aid

As Fairfax’s Matt Wade reports, while only about 1% of budget expenditure it has made up around 25% of all budget cuts announced by the government for the period 2013-14 to 2018-19. Where Australia gives aid - ABS - 2012. Australia's foreign aid spending: how much and where? – get the data. Australian aid funds this mobile eye clinic in Bali, Indonesia.

Australia's foreign aid spending: how much and where? – get the data

Photograph: Getty Australia was once considered one of the world's most generous aid donors. More recently, Canberra has been criticised for pushing back plans to increase aid spending and for diverting money from overseas development projects to help pay for controversial asylum-seeker schemes at home and in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Oxfam has accused the government of treating the aid budget like an ATM machine and Samah Hadid, from the Global Poverty Project, has lamented that, as Australians prepare to vote in September's federal election, the country's major parties have shown "the weakest global poverty commitments in years".

So how much does Australia spend on foreign aid? Australia's aid program. The Australian Government’s development policy Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability and performance framework Making Performance Count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid outline key aspects of our aid program.

Australia's aid program

Documents Australia's development policy and performance framework are available in PDF and Word formats. The need for change The world has changed—and our aid program is changing too. Sustainable Development Goals. Click on topics to read more targets By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

Sustainable Development Goals

Australia's aid contribution in Asia. Where we give aid. Overview of Australia's Pacific Regional aid program. How we are helping 2015-16 Total Australian ODA Estimate$124.7 million* 2016-17 Pacific Regional Budget Estimate$149.8 million* 2016-17 Total Australian ODA Estimate$131.6 million** Australia will provide an estimated $149.8 million in 2016-17 to the Pacific through our Pacific Regional Program.

Overview of Australia's Pacific Regional aid program

Cuts to Australian aid. East Asia and Pacific. Connecting the World's Poor to Their Potential. Habitat For Humanity Australia. Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit which originated in Georgia, United States in 1976.

Habitat For Humanity Australia

Our Vision: Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people obtain safe and decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives. Our Mission: To demonstrate God’s love in action by mobilising partner families, volunteers and corporate partners to provide appropriate housing solutions in sustainable communities.

Microfinance Opportunities in India. FSD partners with several community-led organizations in the Udaipur and Jodhpur regions to increase economic opportunity for underserved populations.

Microfinance Opportunities in India

These grassroots initiatives offer thousands of marginalized groups the training, financial resources, and job opportunities needed to rise out of poverty. To read about employment and Microfinance issues in India, click here. Microfinance in Asia and the Pacific: 12 Things to Know. Microcredit. How Australian aid in Asia can benefit those at home : theconversation. AUSTRALIA IN ASIA: In the fourth part of our series, Deakin University’s Matthew Clarke examines why more Australian aid to Asia would improve regional security.

How Australian aid in Asia can benefit those at home : theconversation

Australians are a generous lot. On a per capita basis, public donations to help those affected by natural disasters are amongst the highest in the world. And the government provides a substantial aid budget too, although its motives may include more than just seeking to reduce poverty. List of Australian accredited non-government organisations (NGOs) Our Work. Where can you find the most poverty-stricken people in the world?

Our Work

In Africa and Asia. That’s where you’ll also find us working alongside the local people.Why work with the local people? Because they can best understand the problems of a poor rural community in a developing country. They can come up with the best ways of getting rid of poverty in their own villages. Why Australia should fund foreign aid. Opinion Updated Foreign aid is the logical outcome of our prosperous and democratic culture.

The Coalition's decision to cut foreign aid is one that quietly brings into question the humanism that underpins that culture, writes Joe McKenzie.