Threats to our world are intensifying – dangerous weather, increased wars and soaring inequality. Decisions made by this generation can put the world back on track.

Join us in calling on the government to:

  • Increase investment in Australian Aid
  • Support a fairer global economy
  • Contribute to a safer climate future

The world is at a turning point

Two decades of progress fighting infectious diseases, empowering women and girls and building education and economic prosperity stalled when the Pandemic hit.

Now, overlapping challenges are hitting us all at once.

Dangerously hot and unpredictable weather, fuel shortages, hunger, conflict and the mass movement of people. All of which are linked, yet preventable.

If we do nothing, today's challenges will become tomorrow's catastrophes. Decisions made by this generation can put the world back on the path to progress, peace and prosperity.

This is best for the world and best for Australia. But it won’t happen on its own.

We are a movement of Australian individuals, community groups and organisations, calling on our leaders to act now to build a safer world for all.

We need to increase investment in Australian aid

Right now, Australia’s aid spending is at its least generous point in our history.
At just 0.2% of GNI it’s amongst the lowest of all wealthy countries, and less than half of what many other countries give. This puts at risk the progress we’ve made on ending extreme poverty.

To secure a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Asia Pacific region, and address the most pressing humanitarian crises in places like South Sudan, Gaza and Ukraine, we need to:

  • Lift Australia's foreign aid budget to 0.37% of gross national income by 2027 with a bipartisan commitment to reach 0.5%
  • Double the Humanitarian Emergency Fund to $300 million annually for responding to new crises as they emerge
  • Invest an additional $350 million per year to better prepare for mounting natural and humanitarian disasters, through disaster risk reduction, tackling root causes and preventing conflict

Together, we can build a fairer global economy

In its current state, the global financial system is contributing to inequities between countries.

It is becoming harder for developing countries to fend off cascading crises without falling into severe debt.

Servicing debt restricts spending on the building blocks of development, such as health systems, education, and social services.

Australia can use its influence as a middle power to:

  • Support global efforts to make debt, tax, trade, and investment fairer for developing countries

A safer climate future is possible

Climate change impacts such as more severe droughts, floods, bushfires, and storms are impacting us all, but not equally.

Communities living in poverty are often most vulnerable and yet have fewer means to respond.

Australia can support our neighbours to reduce climate change impacts, recover from disasters and shift to renewable energy by taking the following actions:

  • Make an annual commitment of $4 billion for climate finance to support communities in the Pacific and Asia to act on climate change
  • Provide a $100 million initial contribution to the Loss and Damage Fund to provide crucial support to vulnerable nations facing the brunt of climate-related challenges (forced migration, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, etc.)
  • Advance a global, just, and equitable phase out of coal, oil and gas through endorsing the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Destructive weather fueled by climate change is causing an increase floods, fires, and historic famines that are devastating lives all over the world. Whilst climate change affects us all, it hurts some people more than others and many communities are struggling to survive. Women, young people, First Peoples, and those already experiencing poverty or inequality are at greatest risk. The climate crisis and the system that created it are the biggest contributors to global poverty and inequality today. Years of reckless climate policy has allowed fossil fuel giants to get rich by mining and burning coal, oil and gas like there’s no tomorrow while those who contributed least to the crisis are plunged deeper into poverty. It is estimated that climate change could drive a further 122 million people into extreme poverty by 2030.



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