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ABC PM with Linda Mottram

“I really do question whether this should happen it undermines the integrity of the aid program interns of the extent to which it is seen to not be delivering on its purpose which is to offer development assistance.“  – James Goodman, Chair of AID/WATCH

As foreign minister, Julie Bishop increasingly outsourced foreign aid projects to private contractors.

Now she has joined the board of one of the largest of them, Palladium.

Labor says her appointment is another breach of ministerial standards, after former defence minister Christopher Pyne was similarly accused.

But Ms Bishop says she is compliant with the Statement of Ministerial Standards. 

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