A Shorten Labor Government will increase Australia’s funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees by $20 million.
Labor will also provide an additional commitment of $10 million to address the urgent humanitarian crisis affecting the Rohingya people.
Since coming to power the Liberals have cut well over $11 billion from the development budget, driving Australia’s aid spending down to its lowest level on record.
These cuts to development assistance are a source of international embarrassment for Australia, and are at odds with the generous spirit of the Australian people.
We will pay for these initiatives by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.