ADDC Budget 2017/18 Update

On Tuesday, 9 May 2017, Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the Australian Government’s 2017/18 Federal Budget. Despite the Government’s past assurances that official development assistance (ODA) would continue to grow in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the forward estimates provided in the 2017/18 Budget papers indicate a freeze on growth in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years that equates to a real-terms cut of $303m to Australian aid over time. Read more about the state of Australian aid and disability-inclusive development in ADDC's post-Budget update.