Refugee Council of Australia
Parliament House, Canberra

Submission to the inquiry into Australian aid strategic effectiveness

Our recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Australian Government should restore its overseas aid program to its former level and develop a plan to increase overseas aid to 0.7% of Gross National Income.

Recommendation 2

The Australian Government should ensure greater strategic alignment between Australia’s Aid and Humanitarian Programs and international diplomacy to enhance refugee protection and address the drivers of displacement.

Recommendation 3

The Australian Government should make an increased financial commitment through its Aid Program to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), including for its operations in the Asia Pacific Region.

Recommendation 4

The Australian Government should increase and target aid support for local and national NGOs assisting forcibly displaced populations in middle-income countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Recommendation 5

The Australian Government should revise its allocation in aid to Indonesia with a focus on protection.

Recommendation 6

The Australian Government should invest in further developing the capacity of diaspora communities and organisations to contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of Australian aid.

Read the full submission

Strategic Aid
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