Australia's Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has vowed to limit foreign aid and curb greenhouse gas reduction measures in a bid to help the country's economy.
The money saved is to be invested in road projects in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Opponents and aid groups say the move is short-sighted and goes against Australia's image of global cooperation.
Mr Abbott also plans to visit Indonesia soon to discuss plans for the Australian navy to turn back Indonesian fishing boats carrying asylum seekers hoping to reach Australia.
Tony Abbott is looking forward to forming a "trustworthy" government after his Liberal-National coalition won Australia's election.
It looks like British-born opposition leader Tony Abbott has overtaken PM Kevin Rudd in the polls with the election just two days away.