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Greens move to reaffirm tripartite commitment to overseas aid budget

The Greens will move a motion in both houses of parliament next week seeking to reaffirm the tripartite commitment to the target of at least 0.5% of gross national income going to overseas aid by 2015.

The motion will read:

That the Senate -
a) Reaffirms its commitment to increase Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to at least 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015; and
b) Calls on the Government to implement a timetable for raising ODA to 0.7 per cent of GNI, the international aid target called for by the United Nations.

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Greens move to reaffirm tripartite commitment to overseas aid budget

The Greens will move a motion in both houses of parliament next week seeking to reaffirm the tripartite commitment to the target of at least 0.5% of gross national income going to overseas aid by 2015.

"Australians are a very generous and kind-hearted people who understand our place as a rich country surrounded by very poor neighbours and personally give a lot of money to help people around the world," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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