Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Questions without Notice

International Development Assistance

2:48 pm

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

Senator Stephens, the government is reviewing the entirety of the aid budget, the shape and priorities of the aid budget, to reflect the priorities that the Australian government has in particular to providing aid for our region. As I said, these decisions are currently before the cabinet. They will be made in due course. The language of 'quarantining', if I may say so, Senator Stephens, is not apt when one is reconsidering the entirety and shape of the aid budget. But I can give you the assurance sought in your primary question.


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