Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Questions without Notice

International Development Assistance

2:46 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Stephens for the question. As you know, the government is currently considering Australia's funding priorities. An announcement will be made in due course as a result of that review; however, I am able to inform the honourable senator that the government has no plans to change the current policy settings in relation to reproductive health. The government remains committed to supporting global efforts to reduce the unmet need for quality reproductive health services. At the recent Asian and Pacific Population Conference in September of this year, shortly after the change of government, Australia supported an outcome declaration that upholds women's sexual and reproductive health rights and access to services. The government has no intention of changing that position.


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