Australian Foreign Affairs Minister announces consultation process to guide new Australian development policy
Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, and Alex Hawke, Minister for Overseas Development and the Pacific, have announced consultation arrangements on new international development policy. Input is sought from members of the public, the development community, partners, and stakeholders in Australia and overseas. These submissions close on January 31, 2020, and are limited to a maximum of five pages.
An expert panel has been announced to advise Ministers and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the development of the new policy and associated performance framework. The six members have backgrounds in foreign assistance, diplomacy, overseas trade, and NGO work. The Chair, Dennis Richardson was previously Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Secretary of the Department of Defence.