Federal Election 2022


Ahead of the 2022 Federal Election, ACFID has released a series of policy briefs on the critical issues that will define our world and region over the next decade — COVID-19, conflict and competition, and climate change.  These briefs provide new ideas for the future of Australia’s development cooperation and humanitarian assistance and aim to help shape a shared future with our partners to fulfil the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The briefs form the basis of ACFID’s election platform, which can be downloaded here.

Authorised by Marc Purcell, Deakin. 

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australian Foreign Policy
Elevating Development to the Heart of Australian Foreign PolicyCivil Society as a Cornerstone of Effective and Inclusive DevelopmentHumanitarian Action for those in Greatest Need
Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Poverty
Strengthening Australia’s Efforts
to Address Gender Inequality
Disability Inclusion in the
Australian Aid Program
Mobilising Development Finance for Economic Growth and Social Impact
Combatting the Greatest Threat to Livelihoods, Security, and WellbeingStrong, Responsive and Resilient Health Systems in the Indo-Pacific

Click the following to download the respective brief as an accesible Word document:

Header image: Afghan refugee Saleema visits the refugee school that she attended as a child. During school visits, Saleema helps raise awareness about the importance of education and dares young refugees, especially girls, to dream of a better tomorrow. Photo: Amsal Naeem/UNHCR
Civil Society imageSamreen, 17, shares her experiences of Oxfam's She Can Lead project with her community. Samreen has been involved with the She Can Lead project for the last 3 to 4 months. She has also attended Community Training Sessions and hopes to make positive changes in her community. Photo: Khaula Jamil/OxfamAUS
Humanitarian Image: Gisubizo, 8, is one of the 23 Rwandan refugees who have been repatriated in August by UNHCR Bukavu. After crossing the border between DRC and Rwanda, she smiles and is happy about the new journey she is going to undertake. Millions of refugees dream of going home, UNHCR promotes and facilitates voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity through various means, providing return assistance to returnees. Photo: Antonia Vadala/UNHCR
Children Image: Remote islands in Solomon Islands are already experiencing the effects of climate change in their daily lives. Once living in a location with an abundance of fish, the islanders are struggling to maintain their livelihoods. Warmer sea water, coral bleaching, sea-level rise, coastal erosion, soil salinisation, changes to tidal patterns and population growth are all connected, and negatively impacting the marine environment. World Vision is working with local young people on these islands to empower them with information, education and leadership skills so they can have a chance to prosper economically and have more choices for their future. Photo: Klezer Gaspar/World Vision
Gender Image: Veronica Simogun, the founder of Oxfam-partner Family for Change, who work to provide safety and security to women affected by gender-based violence. Photo: Patrick Moran/OxfamAUS
Disability Image: Phuong*, nine years old, was born with hydrocephalus, a medical condition which causes seizures and makes speaking and walking difficult. Through Caritas Australia program in Vietnam, run by its partner organisation Sustainable Rural Development (SRD), Phuong* was able to have access to a rehabilitation therapist and join community-based classes to learn to read and write. This has boosted the family’s confidence and status in their community and contributed to reducing stigma and discrimination against families with children living with disabilities. Photo: Pham Tam Lam / Caritas
Dev Finance Image: Ananeth Garae previously worked in the hospitality sector but took a break from work to care for her sick mother. After her mother passed away, COVID-19 caused global border closures and eliminated her chances to return to work. TC Harold followed shortly after damaging her home and belongings. Ananeth has used the e-card money to purchase nails, timber and strapping to repair the roof on her home, as well as purchase electrical cable to reinstall lights to areas around the home. Credit: Arlene Bax/Oxfam
Climate Image: CARE staff and local people off-load goods from a boat for a multiple communities distribution after Tropical Cyclone Harold. Photo: Valerie Fernandez/CARE
Health Image: As part of Australia's vaccine access activities, Australia is committed to vaccine equity. With vaccine supply globally constrained, Australia committed to sharing doses with its regional partners. Photo: Australian High Commission PNG / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade