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Monday, 29 November 2004
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We, the undersigned, respectfully request the Members of the House of Representatives to note that in the last thirty years Australia's giving to development funding for needy countries has fallen from 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) to 0.25% of GNI (Source: DAC Development Corporation Reports 1982-2002).

We further request Members of the House to take action which leads to an increase in Australia's development aid to needy countries with the goal of returning funding to 0.5% of GNI, at least.

by Mr Kelvin Thomson (from 7 citizens)