Senate debates

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


International Development Assistance

4:01 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

Australia's aid policy, launched in June 2014, establishes gender equality and women's empowerment as a priority for Australian official development assistance. It requires that 80 per cent of Australia's aid initiatives, irrespective of focus, perform effectively in promoting gender equality. Launched in 2016, women and girls are covered by our existing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Strategy, which reflects the need to address gender equality along the continuum of girls' and women's lives.

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