The APGPD is pleased to provide a submission to the Foreign Policy White Paper and we thank the Government for the opportunity to share our vision for Australia’s international engagement over the next 5-10 years. We propose two key points:
1. The value of Australia’s aid program to our foreign policy goals, and in the national interest, should be respected and strengthened.
2. The Australian Government should strengthen its support for family planning and reproductive health, which are key to achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and better health, education and economic outcomes for all.