It seems that Australia is no longer “progressively just”, but a slave to the UN, the EU and the Foreign Secretary, who sign treaties such as the Lima Agreement and others on our behalf. What a pity. The DLP is not opposed to a country getting its fair share. Nor would we oppose a genuine agreement to improve living standards in underdeveloped countries, but the Lima Declaration is not such an agreement. As time has told, his “demands” were more insidious than we were led to believe. since 2000, our exports of goods and services have doubled. and as with the Paris Agreement, there is no financial penalty if these agreements are not respected, they are only objectives. I have known about the Lima Accord since Whitlam`s election. And every government since Whitlam has slowly and gently eroded our rights. The fact is that you almost need to have a license to breathe. It is no longer a free country. The DLP believes that the original target of a 30% reduction in Australian production was far too high and that there are better ways to help developing countries.

What became clear in the years marked by the signing of the Lima Declaration by the PLA is that the 30% target has actually exploded, with current estimates exceeding 90%. The Lima conference also left a number of difficult questions unanswered, including how to improve climate finance. The 2009 Copenhagen Accord promised to provide $100 billion a year to help developing countries cope with climate change. There is still no idea if and how the world will be there. This is worrying, especially for the poorest countries. 1. 11.11.11 – Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord Zuidbeweging, Belgium2. 9-5, United States3.

Academics oppose poverty, Italy4. ActionAid, International5. Alianza Española contra la Pobreza, España6. All together in dignity, Ireland7. Alliance Sud, Switzerland8. Asian Development Alliance, Korea9. Asia Initiatives, Usa10. Asian Peoples` Debt and Development Movement, Philippines.11 Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, Argentina12. Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, España13. Association for Women`s Rights in Development (AWID), International14. Association of Canadian Financial Officers, Canada.15 Attac-Ireland, Ireland16.

Avocats Sans Frontières, Belgium17. Brazilian Bioethics Society, Brazil18. British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union, Canada.19 Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, International20. CCFD-Terre Solidaire, France21. CEICOM, El Salvador22. CELS (Centre for Legal and Social Studies), Argentinian23. Zentrum für wirtschaftliche und soziale Rechte (CESR), International24. Center for Women`s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, USA25. Centre for the Application of Human Rights International, Österreich26. Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Democratic Republic of Congo27. Bonó Centre, Dominikanische Republik28.

Menschenrechts-Dokumentationszentrum “Segundo Montes Mozo S.J.” (CSMM), Ecuador29. Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society -DeJuSticia, Kolumbien30. Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Laboral y Agrario (CEDLA), Bolivian31. Centro de los Derechos del Campesino, Nicaragua32. . . .