Australia could include Pacific labourers in ‘travel bubble’ as $280m aid shake-up revealed

Posted by on May 28, 2020 8:26 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Money set aside for scholarship and volunteer projects will be redirected towards medical and humanitarian interventions in the region

Australia is considering allowing Pacific labourers to travel to Australia to work where possible as part of a new foreign aid “policy pivot” that includes the redirection of $280m from Australia’s existing aid budget.

The pivot, Partnerships for Recovery, detailing Australia’s regional and development response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been released by the foreign minister, Marise Payne, and the minister for international development and the Pacific, Alex Hawke.

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