Respond to Australia’s cuts to aid to Nepal and retreat from the Green Climate Fund
The Federal Budget has just been handed down and Australians will elect our next government on 18 May.
This is an important and urgent opportunity for Australian Christians to call on our political leaders – from every side of politics – to remember the poor in our nation and in our region if they are elected to lead the nation on 18 May.
In the most recent budget, Australia’s aid to poor nations has fallen to its lowest ever level – just 21 cents in every $100 of our national income. Aid to Nepal – one of the world’s poorest countries – is projected to be cut by 26%. Further, Australia will no longer contribute any funds to global efforts to help poor countries transition to cleaner forms of energy and respond to climate change through the Green Climate Fund.
INF Australia is calling for visionary leadership in order to restore Australia’s leadership in global efforts to reduce poverty and respond to climate change.
Please add your name to our letters to Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and to Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten (both Christians), calling on them to “remember the poor” in our nation and our region if they are elected to lead Australia after the next election.