Senate debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Questions without Notice

Middle East

3:54 pm

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

No, Senator Faruqi, I won't apologise. We took the appropriate action in the circumstances to review our humanitarian contribution to UNRWA, based on the evidence that had been provided. We have now resumed those payments and we have done that, as I've said before, with a range of other countries, including New Zealand, Canada and the European Union. We have made the right decisions all the way along the line here, Senator Faruqi. You may not like it, but all of those decisions have been made by the government and have been the correct decisions. And we will continue to make the correct decisions, and that includes seeking discussions with the Israeli government on— (Time expired)


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