Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced a pledge of $90 million to support Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The pledge came hours after singer, and GPE ambassador, Rhianna (Net Worth $230 million) asked Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull if they would, “step up with a $200 million pledge…”
hi @JulieBishopMP & @TurnbullMalcolm will you step up w/ a ?? $200M pledge to #FundEducation at the @GPforEducation conference in Senegal tomorrow? Kick off your 1st year on the #HumanRightsCouncil by giving the universal human right to education! ?? @claralionelfdn @glblctzn
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 1, 2018
Cory Bernardi responded to the Tweet suggesting the Minister should reduce foreign aid by $200 million to help Australian children. The Tweet was signed, “An Aust Citizen (not a foreign pop star).”
Hi @juliebishopMP as you fell for that one, how about reducing foreign aid by $200m to help Aust children and get our country out of debt.
An Aust Citizen (not a foreign pop star) #auspol @AuConservatives #ABetterWay @rihanna https://t.co/ehqvO8D3yI
— Cory Bernardi (@corybernardi) February 5, 2018
Last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report card ranked Australia 39 out of 41 high-and-middle-income countries in achieving quality education. Only Romania and Turkey were ranked below Australia.
The countries in the order of their education ranking are: Finland, Malta, South Korea, Mexico, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Norway, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Latvia, Italy, the United Kingdom, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, the United States, Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia, Croatia, Chile, Bulgaria, Australia, Romania, Turkey.