Terms of Reference

Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program in light of the Government's $4.5 billion cut to international development assistance, with particular reference to:

  1. Australia's ability to deliver aid against stated policy objectives and international commitments;
  2. Australia's ability to maintain its international development priorities, including sectoral, regional, bilateral and multilateral international relationships;
  3. the integration of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the freeze in international development assistance funding;
  4. any unintended consequences of these changes; and
  5. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535

About this inquiry

An inquiry into Australia's overseas aid and development assistance program.

Past Public Hearings

21 Feb 2014: Sydney


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

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