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Title

  • Motions International Development Assistance
  • Motions - International Development Assistance - Increase aid budget

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Richard Di Natale</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2018-11-26.202.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Richard Di Natale](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/victoria/richard_di_natale) (Vic), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) affirms that the best way to support our Pacific neighbours is through genuine aid and development funding and meaningful action on climate change;*
  • > *(b) notes with deep concern that our aid budget is at the lowest levels it has ever been as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI);*
  • > *(c) is further concerned that both the Liberal and Labor parties have joined the debt-trap diplomacy bandwagon, and that Overseas Development Assistance loans often do not support good development outcomes and are at odds with Australia's aid policy; and*
  • > *(d) as Prime Minister Morrison prepares to attend the APEC Leaders' Summit in Port Moresby on 17 November and 18 November 2018, calls on the Government to unequivocally support Australia's grant-based aid program and commit to reaching an aid budget of 0.7% of GNI by 2030, as per our international commitments.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) affirms that the best way to support our Pacific neighbours is through genuine aid and development funding and meaningful action on climate change;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) notes with deep concern that our aid budget is at the lowest levels it has ever been as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI);</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) is further concerned that both the Liberal and Labor parties have joined the debt-trap diplomacy bandwagon, and that Overseas Development Assistance loans often do not support good development outcomes and are at odds with Australia's aid policy; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(d) as Prime Minister Morrison prepares to attend the APEC Leaders' Summit in Port Moresby on 17 November and 18 November 2018, calls on the Government to unequivocally support Australia's grant-based aid program and commit to reaching an aid budget of 0.7% of GNI by 2030, as per our international commitments.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 1215 as moved by Senator Di Natale be agreed to.</p>