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Wednesday, 7 December 1983
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Question No. 480

Dr Everingham asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 8 September 1983:

(1) What are the major categories of (a) military, parliamentary, defence, transport, communication, surveillance and related aid and (b) cultural, technical and other civilian aid, based on personal need, to (i) Indonesia, (ii) Malaysia, (iii) Singapore, and (iv) the Philippines.

(2) What conditions have been imposed in each case.

(3) What has been the estimated market value of each category at 1983 prices in the periods 1972-76 and 1976-83 in each case.

Mr Hayden —The answer to the honourable member's question as it relates to civil development assistance is as follows:

(1) All forms of civil development assistance for which I am responsible are aimed at improving the economic and social development of the recipient community at large, with particular emphasis on assisting the poorest and most disadvantaged groups and areas. For the countries mentioned, the following developmental assistance is being provided in 1983-84:


Indonesia 46.346

Malaysia 4.164

Singapore 1.505

Philippines 17.515

(2) No conditions are imposed on the provision of civilian development assistance, apart from agreed counterpart contributions by the recipient government of personnel, equipment, materials and funds.

(3) In 1983 prices, assistance provided to these countries in the periods 1972- 76 and 1976-83 amounted to:

1 July 1972- 1 July 1976-

30 June 1976 30 June 1983

$m $m Indonesia 283.436 330.497 Malaysia 44.382 56.286 Singapore 8.569 11.086 The Philippines 35.130 86.789

As regards defence assistance provided to the countries concerned my colleague, the Minister for Defence, has provided the following information:

(1) A complete list of the main items of military, and military support assistance provided to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines under the Defence Co-operation Programs (DCP) was included in the answer to your question on notice No. 333.

(2) The only restriction placed on the use of military equipment provided under the DCP is that it not be sold or disposed of to a third country without the prior consent of the Australian Government.

(3) The estimated values at 1983 prices of assistance under the DCP are as follows:

1 July 1972- 1 July 1976-

30 June 1976 30 June 1983

$m $m Indonesia 49.2 81.1 Malaysia 43.6 37.1 Singapore 10.0 8.0 The Philippines 0.3 6.5