Monday, May 28, 2007

SMH investigates how the Howard Government benefits from Australian aid to Nauru

Today's SMH runs an investigative piece on aid to Nauru and other anomalies within Australia's official development assistance program.

I was on posting to PNG when the Tampa affair broke. PNG and Nauru were drawn into the web of obfuscation surrounding the implementation of the PS. I became involved in aspects of the Manus program in 2002 and then later served as Director of the aid program to Nauru throughout 2003.

Although I will have a lot more to say on the subject of the PS at an appropriate juncture, some of my views are reported in the SMH article.

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