• Is Tony Abbott backing away from his 0.5 committment?

    Posted by Tabitha

    13 February, 2011

    On 21 June Tony Abbott publicly confirmed the coalition's committment to 0.5%GNI at a Voices for Justice event in Parliament House. This is one of the few times he has affirmed the 0.5% figure on the public record, stating " I want to make it very clear that the goal of 0.5 per cent of national income in overseas development aid is a bipartisan one."

    Here's a video of his speech at Voices for Justice:

    So it was a little surprising to hear his proposal that we should cut aid to Indonesia to fund the flood levy.

    Click here to hear to an interview with John Beckett talking about Micah Challenge's position on this issue, on SonshineFM.