Yes , I found what I was looking for No , I didn't find what I was looking for
Previously, the Coalition and Labor have committed to increasing aid spending to per cent of gross national income. Australia is also a signatory to the UN's Millenium Development Goals, which seek per cent by 2020.
Aid given is generally intended for use by a specific end. From this perspective it may be called:
"Julie Bishop needs to take that commitment seriously and this current coming budget, we need to see some steps forward, in terms of starting to reach that target and really the next decade of budgets we need to see increases to aid," he said.
Thanks for asking this question Matt: Why has the Coalition cut foreign aid (again )? I think it is because it can, and because it makes life easier for the ...
A third argument for cutting the foreign aid budget relates to effectiveness. The argument can be summed up as follows: ‘trade, not aid, pulls people out of poverty; aid can actually harm growth by undermining economic incentives.’
This article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies website http:///frd/cs/ .