Commentary | 10 April 2012

Aid essential for regional stability

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Annmaree O’Keeffe, acting director of the Lowy Institute's Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, asks whether Australia can afford to continue increasing its aid budget. In the leadup to the 2012 Federal Budget, rumours have surfaced about the Gillard Government’s intention to break its commitment to increase the aid budget to 0.5% of Australia’s national income by 2015. According to O’Keeffe, the real question is whether Australia can afford not to increase the aid budget.

The Australian, 10 April 2012, p. 6
 

  • Annmaree O’Keeffe

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Annmaree O’Keeffe, acting director of the Lowy Institute's Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, asks whether Australia can afford to continue increasing its aid budget. In the leadup to the 2012 Federal Budget, rumours have surfaced about the Gillard Government’s intention to break its commitment to increase the aid budget to 0.5% of Australia’s national income by 2015. According to O’Keeffe, the real question is whether Australia can afford not to increase the aid budget.

The Australian, 10 April 2012, p. 6
 

  • Annmaree O’Keeffe