An inquiry into aid to the Pacific

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is holding an inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific.

You can read more about it here. The inquiry is seeking public submissions. The closing date for submissions is 30 August 2019. You can make your submission, and read more about what the inquiry is interested in here.

It’s a crucial time for New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific. New Zealand has been a good partner to Pacific countries in the past and our aid spend in the Pacific is set to increase in coming years. But this aid needs to be spent well. It can’t be wasted on geostrategic jousting with the Chinese, and it needs to be given guided by appropriate expertise.

Have your say, and do your bit to try and improve the aid our government gives.