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Submissions

Advocacy (and Education) is one of CAN’s three strategic focus areas. From time to time CAN has an opportunity to use its members’ strengths and experiences to articulate the church agencies’ perspectives via formal written submissions to Government inquiries into aspects of Australian Aid policy. To date CAN has drafted formal submissions to the following inquiries:

  • The Senate Inquiry into Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program (2014)
  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Human Rights Issues Confronting Women and Girls (2015)
  • Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Inquiry into the Delivery and Effectiveness of Bilateral Aid in Papua New Guinea (2015)

CAN Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Inquiry Into the delivery and effectiveness of Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea 17 April 2015

Following on from the submission paper, members of CAN were invited to appear before the Senate Standing Committee to deliver verbal testimonies. The Report issued by the Senate – Report of Senate Inquiry into Bilateral Aid Program – can be found here.

Report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Assistance Program

The report can be found here.

Report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Empowering Women and Girls

The report can be found here.

CAN Senate Submission – Effectiveness of PNG Bilateral AID April 2015

Church Agencies Network Australian Aid Submission to Senate Inquiry

Church Agencies Network Submission on Human Rights of Women and Girls May 2014

Report of Senate Inquiry into Bilateral Aid Program in PNG May 2016