Australia has reshaped our development partnership to work with indonesia to respond to the challenges posed by the pandemic. The 2014 15 budget estimate puts that figure at 605 3 million.
Australian development aid to indonesia traces back to 1953 with indonesia s participation in the colombo plan in addition to projects such as the aeronautical fixed telecommunication network a project intended to address deficiencies in indonesia s civil aviation system.
How much money has australia given to indonesia. In 2013 14 australia sent 581 million to indonesia. Australia s 600 million foreign aid budget to indonesia is widely expected to face the axe in treasurer joe hockey s second budget next tuesday. The relationship has been characterised by growing mutual trade of a 17 8 billion in 2018 19 an increase of 6 9 over the previous year in addition to close links in government education and defence under the lombok treaty.
Australia pledged 5 5 million in relief aid to indonesia earlier this month in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2 000 people and displaced millions more but the pledge has sparked an online backlash over how australian aid money to indonesia is being spent. Formal diplomatic relations between the two modern countries began with australia s recognition of indonesia in 1949. Indonesia paid into the global fund instead of paying australia and the global fund implemented its projects in indonesia.
From a civil society perspective this debt swap is not a fair solution. Australia is png s largest aid donor contributing. 375 7 million the australian government will provide an estimated 375 7 million in total oda to indonesia in 2015 16 including an estimated 323 million in bilateral funding managed by dfat.
Australia and indonesia have a long and proud history of supporting each other in times of need and we have a shared commitment to combatting covid 19 together. Australia and indonesia s broad partnership encompasses political security trade economic and development cooperation. Indonesia is the largest recipient of australian aid and australia is the fourth largest donor of foreign aid to indonesia.
Png and indonesia are the top recipients each receiving close to 500m in 2011. The bulk of australia s aid is focused on asia and the pacific.