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Australia setting aid benchmarks

Australia setting aid benchmarks

Updated 10 February 2014, 10:02 AEST

Australia is trying to refocus its aid programs in the Pacific to make sure they're effective.

Australia's parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Queensland Senator Brett Mason, says the idea is to set benchmarks so successful projects might get more resources but underperforming ones might be abandoned.

He says that disaster response, such as to help Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Ian, is still a priority.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Brett Mason, Australia's parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Queensland Senator

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