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Budget Cuts for International Aid

Wednesday 19th December / presented by Ben Ainslie

The Federal Labor Government is planning to divert international aid spending.

375 million dollars of the aid budget is going to service its asylum seeker policy.

Senator Bob Carr has defended this decision he says spending money on refugees who’ve landed on Australian soil is as valid as spending it on refugees who are in refugee camps around the world.

But what does this mean for aid groups operating from within Australia to benefit those in need around the world?

Plan International Australia CEO Ian Wishart joined Ben Ainslie to discuss.

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