Senate debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Questions without Notice

Middle East

3:44 pm

Photo of Don FarrellDon Farrell (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Trade and Tourism) Share this | Hansard source

That's the extent of my Filipino, after 40 years of marriage. I'm sorry about that! We want to ensure that all aid that we provide as a government to any organisation in any country gets to the people it's intended to get to. We are strongly of the belief that that is the case with these contributions. As you rightly say, we did suspend the forwarding of aid to UNRWA when issues were raised, particularly about the people who were working in that organisation. Australia has contributed, I think it's a total of $52.5 million in humanitarian assistance in Gaza since the terrible crisis—


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