On 7 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce met with senior representatives of Australian non-government aid and international development organisations in Melbourne, Victoria.
The group presented diverse perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Australian aid program over the next ten years.
Discussions focused on the importance of communicating Foreign Policy in an inclusive and contemporary way and the need for Australian Foreign Policy to be informed by our values.
The taskforce appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from organisations at the coalface of delivering Australian aid.
We thank ACFID for hosting the discussion and encourage all Australians, including those with an interest in development policy, to submit views before 28 February on how Australia should engage with the world.