Calls for submissions on Australia’s new international development policy

  • Joint media release with:
  • The Hon Pat Conroy MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Minister for Defence Industry

Public submissions are invited to inform the design of Australia's new international development policy, announced by the Foreign Minister at the United Nations General Assembly.

The Government is designing a new policy to set the long-term direction for Australia's Official Development Assistance, which is being increased by more than $1 billion over four years.

The policy will deliver on Australia's commitment to work in partnership with our neighbours to achieve a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

It will also see Australia contribute to a global system that can help meet present and future development needs.

The Government is listening to the priorities of our partners and seeking their ideas on how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Public submissions to inform the design of the new policy can be made until 30 November 2022.

More information, including the Terms of Reference and submissions process are available on the DFAT website.

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