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Why Should Australia Give Foreign Aid?

Why should Australia increase foreign aid at a time when there is a major international debate about what will replace the Millennium Development Goals for relieving poverty and inequality? All sides of politics have committed to raise Australia’s aid to 0.5% of Gross National Income, but this has already been postponed twice.

La Trobe University will host this discussion at Shebeen, a non-profit bar where the proceeds from each drink goes to development projects in the drink's country of origin. Debate, discuss and have a drink with us at an event that showcases the University’s commitment to sustainable development and greater global social justice.

Chair, Dennis Altman, AM FASSA - Professorial Fellow in Human Security

Senator the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs
Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Liberal Member for Higgins
Senator Richard Di Natale, Green's Senator for Victoria

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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36 Manchester Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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