Can you help us encourage your political representative Sharman Stone MP?

Recently Sharman Stone of Murray has spoken on Australian aid and the economic development for women and girls. 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 Sharman Stone said:

I am very proud and pleased to say that, just today, we had the launch of Promoting opportunities for all: gender equality and women’s empowerment by our fantastic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop. This is a strategy which goes with our commitment that 80 per cent of our foreign aid annually will be directed towards the empowerment of women and girls in our region.

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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