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“The Body Shop calls on politicians of every persuasion this election, to do more to uphold people’s basic human rights by promising to repair the recent cuts to Australian aid and put ending extreme poverty above party politics.”
“If Australia was to match, dollar for dollar, the amount of money it spent dropping bombs on Syria last year with its aid to Syrian humans, it would increase its aid to Syrian humans 10-fold. There is so much more we can do as a country.”
“Speaking as a business person, Australian aid gives us an entry ticket, it gives us the trust we require in countries to sell our goods.”
“I think what it means to be a 'good neighbour' as a nation, is to have a heart of compassion. To express Christian values through generosity.”
“This isn’t the Australia that I know. It’s the lucky country, not just because of its unsurpassable beauty but because it’s filled with people that look out for their neighbours, no matter what.”
“I don't believe a 'fair go' should only extend to those in our country. We're a lucky and hard working country and we should also be a good neighbour.”
“I'm an Australian and I'm proud of what Australian aid has given to our neighbours in terms of uplifting education - taking people out of grinding poverty.”
“This nation has really stumbled when it comes to compassion and helping people in other countries who are desperately in need.”
“Please Australia stop cutting aid and don't become the least generous in your history at a time when we need you the most.”
“I hope [Mr Turnbull] can be more generous towards Syrian humans and to help, much more than has been the case, people who are not able to come to Australia.”
“I want our Government's policies to reflect the very essence of our 'Australian-ness'. I think that's possible and that's why I support the Campaign for Australian Aid.”
“I know we're good people, with hearts the size of Phar Lap's, now it's up to our Government to reflect what we really want.”
“I want to set an example for my son .... who do we want to be as Australians? I think we want to be the kind of country who helps out a friend in need.”
“Aid spending is an investment by Australia in the future of other countries - this isn't about charity; it's about mutual benefit.”
“For a long time we’ve defined ourselves as an egalitarian society where everyone has a 'fair go' in life, regardless of whether they were born rich or poor.”
“Aid isn't just a cause for do-gooders... when people are talking about cutting foreign aid, tell them 'no'.”
“Our children's future should not bear the brunt of our complacency.”
“This is who we are, this is what we do. It's not foreign aid, it's Australian aid.”
“From the business world we appreciate as much as anyone how important it is to have a good and prosperous region… foreign aid is important.”
“I think Australian Aid is something that’s really important for us as a country… it is absolutely important for who we are as a people.”
“In the health field, foreign aid really works, particularly the precious gift of vaccines. Please support Australia’s aid effort in every way you can!”
“Millions of people have been given the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty thanks to Australia’s foreign aid.”