Parties pressed on overseas aid

Local Oxfam campaigners make their |message clear in support of the petition.
Local Oxfam campaigners make their |message clear in support of the petition.

As part of World Humanitarian Day, the petition showed people’s support for all political parties to contribute more to overseas aid.

Oxfam Australia campaign co-ordinator Paddy Cullen said the first stop was for the main parties to deliver their promise of reaching 0.5 per cent of national income for overseas aid and to see this by 2016.

‘This was the Fremantle community’s chance to come out and ask their elected member to persuade her party to keep its promise to increased Australia’s investment in fighting global poverty,’ she said.