RELIGIOUS leaders and political candidates met to talk about Australian aid over afternoon tea at the Wesley Uniting Church in Perth on Wednesday.
The event was organised by Micah, a coalition of Christian churches advocating for a more generous aid program.
The Australian foreign aid budget is 23 cents out of every $100, which is well below the international target of 70c.
Federal Perth candidates for Labor and the Greens attended, as well as Senator Dean Smith and senate candidates Elizabeth Re and Jacque Kruger.
Religious leaders from the Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Bahá’í communities were also present. “We want everyone to get together and voice their support for more generosity”, said Oxfam’s Jenny Gillett.