Can you help us encourage your political representative Jane Prentice MP?
Recently Jane Prentice of Ryan has spoken on Australian aid and disaster relief for Fiji. We’d like to tell them the importance of Australian aid as this is perfect example of the benefit of aid and a reason to reverse the negative trend of the aid budget
In Parliament Jane Prentice said:
Australia has much to be proud of in the area of foreign aid and of the initiatives and priorities of our foreign minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop. But there is always more that can be done and, in that regard, I encourage the government to give priority to our foreign aid obligations in formulating the 2016-17 budget.
You can read the whole speech here.
Whenever a politician engages with the issues we all care passionately about, it’s important to encourage, thank, or even challenge them. It doesn't mean we support that politician, or endorse everything they say. But if they don’t hear from passionate people in their electorate when they do speak up, it’s easy for them to give up, get cynical, or assume their electorate doesn’t care about Australian aid.
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