A group of seven passionate Knox young adults have today brought their concerns about Global poverty to Canberra in a meeting with Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge MP.
The group, members of the Oaktree Foundation, are on the annual ‘Road Trip to End Poverty’ designed to bring the issue of third world poverty to the attention of MPs across Australia.
Group member and local Knoxfield resident Jessica Barlow said it was a valuable opportunity to discuss the issue with the nation’s leaders.
“Global poverty is a very important issue to us which is why we have travelled to Canberra to have our voices heard,” Miss Barlow said.
“We are passionate about encouraging our government to ensure that we do our part in our region and across the globe.”
Mr Tudge said he was glad to meet with young people from Knox and discuss such an important issue.
“These young people from our local community are giving a voice to the world’s poorest people. I really commend them for their efforts in raising awareness of global poverty”
“We have seen a significant reduction in global poverty over the last 20 years, but there is still much to be done.”“Australia’s aid program has made a real difference, but we also need to continue to support policies that encourage economic growth in developing countries.”