On 21 May, Australians will be coming together to decide who will lead our country and tackle the big issues such as climate change and foreign aid. Here at ActionAid, we’ve developed a Federal Election Scorecard to inform your vote on the issues that matter to you.

This election will shape our future, and the future of millions of women overseas who live on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. 

But how can Australia be a leader for global justice? 

Below you’ll see what we recommend for meaningful action on climate change, foreign aid, global gender equality funding and vaccine equity, and how the key parties measure up.

Where do the key parties stand on global justice and gender equality and vaccine equity?

Climate Action

What we recommend:
Reduce emissions 75% by 2030 and zero by no later than 2035.
Immediately increase international climate finance to $3 billion for 2020 – 2025.

Foreign Aid

What we recommend:
Increase foreign aid to 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2025 in line with Australia’s obligations under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Gender Equality

What we recommend:
Ensure 30% of all foreign aid investments have gender equality as primary objective and 85% have gender equality as primary or secondary objective.

Vaccine Equity

What we recommend:
Support and co-sponsor a comprehensive waiver on intellectual property of all COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments.

Authorised by M. Freeman, ActionAid Australia
2/25 Cooper St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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