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5-minute Lowy Lunch: AusAID today

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14 October 2011 11:56

AusAID Director-General Peter Baxter gave this week's Wednesday Lowy Lunch lecture, delivering a spirited defence of Australia's aid budget, which you can listen to here. While AusAID has endured criticism over inefficient use of costly external consultants, Mr Baxter pointed out that Australia's geopolitical circumstances warrant continued bipartisan support of a boosted aid program.

Mr Baxter took the time to give me a short interview after his speech, which you can listen to here:

(Ed. note: Apologies for sub-par audio quality; turn up your speakers!)

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