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Keeping track to keep Australia's overseas aid on track

Med J Aust 2005; 183 (3): 119-120.

In the competition for official development assistance, health is losing out to governance and security

Governance, law and justice were “big ticket” items in the 2005–06 Australian federal budget, reflecting the increasing focus on national security in Australia and elsewhere. Our current aid budget reflects this trend.

  • Anthony B Zwi1
  • Natalie J Grove2
  • Maria-Theresa Ho3

  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

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Acknowledgement: The authors are grateful for data and comments from the Australian Council for International Development.

Competing interests:

A Z has received research funding from AusAID.

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