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Table 2 Submissions in this study that include focus on the Australian Government’s Overseas Development Aid program, health and wellbeing, and the Sustainable Development Goals1

From: Australia’s overseas development aid commitment to health through the sustainable development goals: a multi-stakeholder perspective

No.Stakeholder NameSubmission No.DescriptionRole, Aim or Vision
1Burnet Institute#10Burnet Institute is unique in Australia in being both a medical research institute accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council and a development non-government organization (NGO) fully accredited by DFAT.The Institute’s vision is to achieve equity through better health, and its mission for the next five years is to achieve better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions.
2PhD Candidate, Associate Professor and Professor (3 Individuals)#17Three sustainable development and SDG specialist researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).The authors of this submission support the Australian Government’s integration of the SDGs into its ODA program.
3Oxfam Australia#18Oxfam Australia is an independent, not-for-­profit, secular development agency and a long-term development partner of the Australian Government.Oxfam Australia’s vision is of a just world without poverty and it undertakes long-term development projects, provides emergency response during disaster and conflict, undertakes research and advocacy to advance the right of poor and marginalised people, and promotes fair trade.
4Vision 2020 Australia#19Vision 2020 Australia is part of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, a global initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Vision 2020 Australia is the national peak body for the eye health and vision care sector, and represents 50 member organisations involved in local and global eye health and vision care, health promotion, low vision support, vision rehabilitation, eye research, professional assistance and community support.Vision 2020 Australia aims to ensure that eye health and vision care remains high on the health, ageing, disability and international development agendas of Australian governments.
5World Vision Australia#25World Vision Australia is part of World Vision, a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 77 million children). World Vision Australia partners with the Australian Government to deliver the Australian ODA program and engages in dialogue with the Australian Government on matters of policy and practice.The vision of World Vision is ‘for every child, life in all its fullness; our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.’
6Family Planning NSW#32Family Planning NSW is the leading reproductive and sexual health (RSH) agency in Australia with over 90-year’s history. Family Planning NSW are DFAT accredited and provide international development activities in RSH across the Indo-Pacific region.Family Planning NSW provides RSH services, professional education and training, and research and evaluation in Australia, focusing in NSW.
7Doctors for the Environment Australia#33Doctors for the Environment Australia is a voluntary organisation of medical doctors in all Australian states and territories, and effectively functions as a public health organization.Doctors for the Environment Australia works to address local, national and global health effects caused by damage to the earth’s environment in line with the medical profession’s proud community service record.
8The Fred Hollows Foundation#36The Fred Hollows Foundation is a leading international NGO working to restore sight, eliminate avoidable blindness and ensure Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health. The Fred Hollows Foundation works with local partners and governments in Australia and in more than 25 countries around the world to prevent and \treat the major eye diseases causing avoidable blindness: cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy.The Fred Hollows Foundations works to meet the challenge that without better funding and access to eye care services, the number of people who are blind will triple from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, and these 36 million people, 4 out of 5 suffer from conditions that can be treated or prevented.
9Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Secretariat#41The GPE is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and fund for education and is the only fund which focuses solely on ensuring equitable, quality education for all through an inclusive systems-strengthening and results-based approach.GPE mobilizes global funding, knowledge and political will; and acts locally, locking together better planning, more financing and mutual accountability to build strong education systems and better schools.
10University of Sydney#52Higher education and tertiary research institute in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.To benefit the people of NSW, Australia and the wider world.
11Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Australia/ Pacific#55The SDSN Australia/Pacific of universities and knowledge institutions that mobilises scientific and technical expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs. SDSN has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General, and has over 700 member institutions around the world.The Australia/Pacific regional network of SDSN was established in 2013 and is hosted by Monash University. It works with the 30 SDSN members in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, as well as with many other partners from across all sectors, around a number of SDG-related areas.
12Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Government#60DFAT is the department of the Government of Australia responsible for foreign policy, foreign relations, foreign aid, consular services, and trade and investment.DFAT supports and operationalises the Australian Government’s integration of the SDGs into its ODA program.
13The International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consortium#62The International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consortium (The Consortium) is an Australian NGO partnership.The Consortium champions universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and NGO consortium partners believe that all people should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and their lives.
14Cardno International Development#64Cardno International Development is a long-term DFAT partner, and works with DFAT to design and implement government-funded programs.The role of Cardno International Development is to deliver over 50 DFAT programs in 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
15Victoria University’s Timor-Leste Reference Group#65Higher education and tertiary research institute in Victoria, Australia, with unique and enduring relationship with Timor-Leste.In 2017, Victoria University released its Green Paper that led to the development and implementation of a Victoria University Timor-Leste Strategic Plan (2018–2020) demonstrating unequivocal institutional commitment to clear, considered and measurable engagement with Timor-Leste with a continuing and renewed focus on sustainable development through an SDG lens.
16Economics & International Relations student (Individual)#69Young Australian student from the University of Adelaide with strong interest in international affairs.Individual student keen to see Australia harness the opportunities presented by the SDGs to make the world a better place by 2030 and beyond.
17Results International Australia#71Results International Australia is part of an international, non-partisan and non-profit organisation that has been working in Australia for 30 years through a combination of staff-led and grassroots-driven advocacy, with service delivery in 37 countries.Results International Australia works with federal parliamentarians and through the media to generate public and political will to end poverty, and focuses its advocacy on global health issues such as tuberculosis (TB), HIV, malaria, polio, child health, vaccines and nutrition, as well as education and microfinance.
18Marie Stopes International Australia#82Marie Stopes International Australia is a leading global provider of SRH services and key advocate for reproductive rights.Marie Stopes International Australia transforms the lives of women and girls by providing them with reproductive choice, which includes access to SRH education, counselling, modern forms of contraception, STI and HIV testing, cervical cancer screening and safe abortion.
19Save the Children Australia#84Save the Children Australia is part of Save the Children, a leading independent international organisation for children, and works toward the agency’s vision for child rights in Australia and more than 120 countries across the globe.Save the Children Australia’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
20Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)#85CSIRO is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.CSIRO’s chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry for the benefit of the community by solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.
21UNICEF Australia#87UNICEF Australia is a national committee of UNICEF, a multilateral organisation that works in over 190 countries to promote and protect the rights of children.UNICEF Australia advocates for the rights of all children and works to improve public and government support for child rights and international development.
22International Women’s Development Association (IWDA)#98IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region, and is international, feminist and independent.IWDA’s vision is gender equality for all and its purpose is to advance and protect the rights of diverse women and girls.
23Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)#99PHAA is the principal NGO for public health in Australia.PHAA works to promote the health and well-being of all Australians by driving better health outcomes through increased knowledge, better access and equity, evidence informed policy and effective population-based practice in public health, and its efforts are advanced by its vision for a healthy Australia: health is a human right, a vital resource for everyday life, and key factor in sustainability.
24Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD)#116The APGPD are part of a global network of parliamentary groups on population and development that similarly connect parliamentarians across party lines and country borders to work cooperatively on their shared vision.The APGPD works across party lines to champion women’s empowerment, break down gender discrimination, and advocate for women’s right to access quality reproductive health services through Australia’s foreign policy engagement, and since 2000 APGPD’s vision and remit has been guided by the Millennium Development Goals, and since 2015, the SDGs, as outlined in the Group’s ‘Rules and Objectives’.
25Monash University#120Higher education and tertiary research institute in Victoria, Australia.To benefit the people of Victoria, Australia and the wider world.
26Global Citizen Australia#122Global Citizen is an Australian-grown international advocacy organisation dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030.Global Citizen is building the world’s largest movement for social action towards ending extreme poverty through organising massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of Global Citizens from around the world and ensure that poverty reduction is on the agenda for the world’s key political moments.
27Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)#135ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.ACFID’s vision is of a world where all people are free from extreme poverty, injustice and inequality and where the earth’s finite resources are managed sustainably, and ACFID’s purpose is to lead and unite its members in action for a just, equitable and sustainable world.
28Australian Human Rights Commission#138The Commission is Australia’s National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) and is accredited as an ‘A status’ NHRI under the United Nation’s Paris Principles.The Commission has a statutory power to promote and protect human rights under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, and as an independent statutory agency, the Commission has functions including education, awareness raising and inquiring into and conciliating complaints of unlawful discrimination and breaches of human rights.
29Department of Health, Australian Government#143The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, including supporting Australia’s world class health system, supporting universal and affordable access to high equality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.The Department of Health is committed to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its corresponding 17 SDGs. The Department’s Vision statement is Better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations, and it seeks to achieve its Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advice, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other agencies, consumers and stakeholders.
30Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)#157ACIAR is Australia’s specialist international agricultural research for development agency, and is an independent statutory agency within the foreign affairs portfolio.ACIAR’s mission is to achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems, for the benefit of developing countries and Australia, through international agricultural research partnerships.
31Australasian College of Road Safety (ACSR)#160ACSR was established in 1988 and is the region’s peak organization for road safety professionals and members of the public who are focused on saving lives and serious injuries on our roads.ACSR fosters communication, networking, professionalism and advocacy in road safety, with a strong focus on strengthening SDG 3.6 achievement in both Australia and the Pacific region.
  1. 1The content in Table 1 was directly obtained from each stakeholder’s submission and where this detail was not included in the submission, the stakeholder’s website was accessed for elucidation