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Expert says Pacific businesses key to easing poverty

Expert says Pacific businesses key to easing poverty

Updated 29 August 2014, 10:45 AEST

One of the region's leading private sector experts will tell an Australian parliamentary inquiry this morning that if Canberra wants to use the private sector to help alleviate poverty in the Pacific the best way to do that is by supporting growth of Pacific businesses.

The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has asked the joint standing committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to look into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region.

Lowy Institute non-resident fellow Dr Tess Newton-Cain says she the best way to alleviate poverty is to support the growth of Pacific businesses.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Tess Newton-Cain, Non-resident Fellow, Lowy Institute

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