There are serious questions to be asked about the number of NGOs that actively campaign for more
aid expenditure in Australia, while they are concurrently recipients of that aid. This report recommends that:
• The definition of political activities within the aid program’s restrictions be revised to stop NGOs from securing government funding that may finance activities that undermine the objectives of Australia’s aid program.
• A full audit of how government finances are spent by NGOs to ensure that no public money is being misdirected toward political activities.