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Australian Opposition accuses government of reneging on aid pledge

Australian Opposition accuses government of reneging on aid pledge

Updated 13 February 2014, 13:25 AEDT

Australia's Opposition says the Abbott government has not kept it promise to maintain its aid budget allocation to the Pacific region.

Foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says research undertaken by her office show that far from remaining static, in reality around 63 million dollar in cuts have been made in Australia's Pacific Region mid financial year aid budget.

It's a cut she says which will be hard for donors to absorb and will come as a shock to most of the region's governments.

Reporter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Tanya Plibersek, Australia's Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman

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