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Devex Examines Parallels Between Australia’s Efforts To Cut Foreign Aid Under Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Trump Administration’s Proposals In U.S., NGOs’ Roles

Devex: Why is foreign aid an easy cut?
“…Just as Trump promised voters that foreign spending would take a back seat, so too had Tony Abbott, who won the 2013 election for prime minister with a vow to chop Australia’s foreign aid budget. … In Australia, the development sector has been strong in their opposition to the cuts. In the U.S., the development sector is beginning to fight back. But will it be enough? Parallels between Australia and the U.S. reveal that for many voters, foreign aid is an easy cut. Devex reveals why and the important role nongovernmental organizations will play in creating change…” (Cornish, 3/20).