• Australian Aid

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    The Australian government will spend $5.2 billion on foreign aid in 2012-13. Aid spending is often seen as a selfless and philanthropic exercise for the benefit of people in less wealthy countries. In reality, aid is often driven by Australia’s national political and commercial interests. AID/WATCH has campaigned for 20 years to ensure that aid does not boomerang back to Australian corporations and institutions and is used for projects that meet the needs of communities.Read more about the Australian Aid campaign
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