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Coalition win means significant cuts to Australia's aid budget

Coalition win means significant cuts to Australia's aid budget

Updated 9 September 2013, 10:26 AEST

Australian voters have elected a Coalition Liberal-National Government with a strong majority.

Tony Abbott won by picking up at least 13 seats.

The result ended Kevin Rudd's brief stint as Labor Leader and Prime Minister - but he has held his seat.

When the Opposition released its costings late last week, it unveiled $4.5 billion in planned cuts to foreign aid over the next four years, with $600 million coming out of the aid budget immediately.

Robin Davies, associate director of Australian National University's Development Policy Centre discussed what the change in government will mean for Australia's aid and development program.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Robin Davies, Associate Director of the Development Policy Centre

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