Greens spokesperson on overseas aid Senator Lee Rhiannon says it is disappointing that both Labor and the Coalition have shown their hand by voting against a motion protecting overseas aid from further budget cuts.
Motion - 14 March 2013
That the Senate-
1) Notes that:
a) The United Nations' endorsed target to meet the Millennium Development Goals is for developed nations to devote 0.7 percent of GNI to foreign aid by 2015 yet Australia currently contributes a mere 0.35 percent.