12 July 2012

SPA patron puts money where his mouth is

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

 

Focus on family planning as Carr doubles foreign aid

 

 

AS WORLD leaders convene for a major family planning summit in London, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, said Australia would double its overseas aid for family planning programs to more than $50 million a year by 2016.

 

Mr Carr, travelling in Cambodia, told the Herald: “Women have a basic right to reproductive health care … to decide whether, when and how many children they have.”

 

Family planning, once the focus of aid programs designed to curb population growth and boost prosperity, has suffered image problems in recent decades and lost prominence.

 

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