Senate debates

Monday, 9 December 2013


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference

4:41 pm

Photo of Ursula StephensUrsula Stephens (NSW, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 20 March 2014:

Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program in light of the Government's $4.5 billion cut to international development assistance, with particular reference to:

(a) Australia's ability to deliver aid against stated policy objectives and international commitments;

(b) Australia's ability to maintain its international development priorities, including sectoral, regional, bilateral and multilateral international relationships;

(c) the integration of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the freeze in international development assistance funding;

(d) any unintended consequences of these changes; and

(e) any other related matters.


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