The Government's new plan for overseas aid to be delivered by private companies will see these companies profit while at the same time lives are lost. Aid for trade, and massive spending on large scale infrastructure projects, represents a far reaching realignment of our aid program towards Australia's interests over that of aid recipient countries and communities. Most of the nations that receive our aid do not have a strong private sector. It will be foreign multinationals or Australian companies that will pick up the infrastructure contracts. This will also open the door to corrupt practices. I recently read an article in the Guardian that revealed that milllions of pounds in British foreign aid money has been spent on building luxury hotels, shopping centres and gated communities. This will not help impoverished communities and it, in fact, exacerbates inequality in poor countries.