Senate debates

Thursday, 8 February 2024

Questions without Notice

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

3:02 pm

Photo of Claire ChandlerClaire Chandler (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Minister, your department told the committee last June: 'We are working with governance mechanisms to ensure that our funding goes to the right people.' In October last year, you announced in total an extra $25 million for humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the region, of which $12 million was to go to unnamed UN agencies or trusted partners to address needs. How much of this funding went to UNRWA, and how does the provision of aid through other UN agencies tally with the government's assertion that funding UNRWA is the only way to provide aid to the people of Gaza? (Time expired)


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