International Aid & Development
13 Mar 2012
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22 Feb 2012
Additional Estimates - Thursday 16 February 2012 - Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee - AUSAID
Senator LUDLAM: I am going to shift us to a different part of the world and ask a couple of questions about Burma. We had an exchange earlier in the day with your colleagues in the department and got a sketch of how the political situation has changed over the last six or eight months. Can you tell us whether there has been any material difference in how the changes that are occurring there have affected AusAID's work in the country?
16 Feb 2012
16 Feb 2012
16 Jan 2012
09 Jan 2012
An independent office, reporting direct to federal parliament, should be established to ensure the billions of Australia's foreign aid now flowing to corporate Australia is delivering the best results to help reduce inequality, says Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon ("Seven corporations rake in $1.81 billion dollars from foreign aid program", p 9 Daily Telegraph today).
"As Australia's aid budget increases so does the need for tougher independent scrutiny, particularly in light of the reported $1.81 billion going to seven corporations," Australian Greens spokesperson on foreign aid Lee Rhiannon said.