Overseas aid and development
ALHR made a submission to the Senate inquiry into overseas aid and development. ALHR’s submission identified the relevant international human rights standards, to which Australia has committed, and emphasised two main points.  Australia is able to be a more significant actor in international development, particularly when compared with the action of other countries in terms of Official Development Aid (ODA).  The Senate Committee should urge the Government of Australia to honour its commitments and increase the effectiveness of the ODA.