The Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting final communique contained commitments on
many of the issues currently under negotiation in PACER-Plus. The Australian Fair Trade
Campaign (AFTINET) and Australia’s aid watchdog, AID/WATCH, today call upon both the
New Zealand and Australian governments to take this opportunity to reflect and move
PACER-Plus away from being a Regional Free Trade Agreement to being a genuine
AID/WATCH is an independent, membership-based watchdog of aid and development policies and programs. We are seeking to employ a campaigner to join our existing team and facilitate our ‘Land is Life’ campaign.
Timor-Leste is acutely aware of the importance of aid effectiveness. We have been at the receiving end of every type of aid and aid theory, from many countries and agencies, and are told billions of dollars of aid has been allocated to Timor-Leste.