The aim with the trip was to raise awareness about the injustice of extreme poverty and push the government to raise the foreign aid. Australia currently gives 0.35 % of its GNI in foreign aid and has promised to raise it to 0.5 by 2015. However, the Govt is pushing it back so we are holding them accountable for the promise they've made and we are pushing for another raise to 0.7 % by 2020.
The Road Trip included 1000 young people from all over Australia. In WA we were based around Perth campaigning for the first few days before flying to Canberra for media stunts and meetings with our local MPs and Senators. We then bussed it to Sydney for another media stunt and petitioning. Between all the campaigning we had lots of debriefs, interesting energisers and warm, fuzzy moments.
Beautiful Barbs and I the first day of the Roadie
(photo: Rosemary Henderson)
Best moment: Receiving the average March rainfall in one night... Yes, the grass got waterlogged and our tents got flooded.
Rory and Mr Roo chilling before our flashmob
Cuddle party at YMCA HQ
Best group ever!!
Finger knitting is a thing
Meeting with Senator Rachel Siewert from the Greens.
(Special shout out to Rosemary Henderson and Shanye Thaw for the photos!)