International Peace

Our Vision: Australia acts with courage and conviction to build a just and peaceful world. We are a nation that works in partnership with other nations to dismantle the structural and historical causes of violence, injustice and inequality. Our government upholds human rights everywhere, acting in the best interests of all people and the planet.


Our Hopes:

  • Australia is a good neighbour in our region and beyond, seeking the common good of people and planet alongside national interests.
  • Australia upholds its international human rights obligations and uses United Nations mechanisms to strengthen human rights at home and abroad.
  • Australia is a generous contributor to ending global poverty and inequality, with a timeline for increasing our international aid contribution to 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) in line with international commitments.
  • Vulnerable people at risk of human trafficking are educated about their rights, have access to better opportunities and are protected and enforced by anti-trafficking laws.
  • The rights of seasonal workers in Australia are protected and local communities assist in providing pastoral care.
  • Nations armed with nuclear weapons agree to destroy their stockpiles in accordance with a legally-binding, time-bound plan.
  • A peacefully negotiated resolution for Israel and Palestine affirming the right for both the State of Israel and the State of Palestine to live side by side in peace and security.