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Bob Geldof slams Australia over cuts to foreign aid

Bob Geldof slams Australia over cuts to foreign aid | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Anti-poverty campaigner Sir Bob Geldof has slammed wealthy nations, including Australia, for cutting foreign aid to the poor, likening such decisions to beating an infant.
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Bob Geldof, the architect of Live Aid, criticises the Australian Government, who have reduced the percentage of gross national income being spent on aid. It was originally decided in 2000 to contribute 0.7% of gross national income by 2015 to the aid of developing countries, with only 0.3% currently being spent. The aim being to utilise this money through combating the spread of infection, in particular HIV, as well as provide an education.

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The Great Garbage Patch exposed › Science Features (ABC Science)

The Great Garbage Patch exposed › Science Features (ABC Science) | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
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Floating island of waste; great garbage patch exposed. Tim silverwoods worked to reduce the plastic on beaches that was entering waterways, moved and influenced from his travels to India four years ago. #plastic pollution 

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