AID EXPLAINED

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AID EXPLAINED
THE WHAT, WHERE, HOW AND WHY OF AUSTRALIAN AID
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘AUSTRALIAN AID’?
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WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY I GIVE TO CHARITY?
WHERE DOES THE MONEY WE USE FOR AUSTRALIAN AID COME FROM?
HOW MUCH AID SHOULD AUSTRALIA GIVE?
HOW MUCH AID DOES AUSTRALIA GIVE?
BUT WE’LL EVENTUALLY GET TO 0.7%, RIGHT?
BUT THAT’S BECAUSE WE OWE MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES, WE CAN’T POSSIBLY
KEEP BORROWING MONEY TO SEND IT OVERSEAS?
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WHERE DOES OUR AID GO?
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PNG & Pacific ($1111.2m)
East Asia ($880.4m)
South and West Asia
($294.9m)
Africa & Middle East
($140.2m)
Latin America and
Caribbean ($19.1m)
HANG ON, I THOUGHT I HEARD THAT AUSTRALIA WAS THE THIRD LARGEST RECIPIENT
OF AUSTRALIAN AID?
SHOULDN’T WE BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE IN POVERTY HERE IN
AUSTRALIA?
DOES AID MAKE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE ANYWAY?
WHAT ABOUT CORRUPTION? SHOULD WE BE GIVING AID TO GOVERNMENTS THAT
MIGHT BE CORRUPT?
WHAT CAN I DO?
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