Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Questions without Notice

International Development Assistance

2:45 pm

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

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Brandis. AusAID's guiding principles for Australia's aid program state:

… that access to family planning is one of the most cost effective approaches to reducing maternal and child mortality.

Will the government's $4.5 billion cut to the aid program reduce Australia's assistance for family planning in developing countries?


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