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Notice given 8 August 2003

*569  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the current stand-off between Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister (Mr Somare) and Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Downer) over Australia’s aid budget to Papua New Guinea (PNG), and

(ii) that there is widespread concern in PNG over Australia’s ‘boomerang aid’, whereby some 80 per cent of Australian aid goes straight back to consulting companies, construction companies and individuals; and

(b) calls on:

(i) Mr Downer to accept PNG’s request that Australia conduct its own review of how Australian aid is given and spent, and

(ii) the Australian Government to adopt a new relationship with PNG, one that respects PNG as an equal partner and that does not subordinate PNG’s interests to Australia’s interests.

On 11 September 2003

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and Authentication) Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Committee Reports and Government Responses and Auditor-General’s Reports—Notice of Motion