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Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee (Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio)

Senator RHIANNON: In the foreign aid budget, what percentage and what dollar amount is allocated to non-government organisations?

Mr McDonald : I need the CFO for that answer.

Senator RHIANNON: I will keep going, then. In previous Senate estimates, former Foreign Minister Bob Carr spoke about four allegations of the mistreatment of Tamils that have been investigated. Are you aware if there have been further allegations apart from those four?

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Motion: Independent war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka

Lee Rhiannon 13 Feb 2014

Moved by: Senators Lee Rhiannon, Claire Moore and Ursula Stephens
PASSED

Move that the Senate -

1. Notes Australia's cosponsorship of the 2012 United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council resolution calling on the Sri Lankan Government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission of Sri Lanka and to take credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans;

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