Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Questions without Notice

International Development Assistance

2:44 pm

Photo of Marise PayneMarise Payne (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Again I would indicate to Senator Bernardi I've said to him I'll take the specific details of the report on notice. But I do want to reinforce the significant advances which have been made with the support of Australia and Australian funds to development and growth in Afghanistan. It was extremely challenging, for example, for Afghanistan to undertake their most recent round of elections. They faced that challenge—in terms of the violence perpetrated by extremists, including the Taliban—to carry out elections which were, by and large, regarded as successful— (Time expired)


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