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International development policy

In the current circumstances, where the Australian Government is focussed on the domestic and international response to COVID-19, we have paused work on a new international development policy.

Our immediate development focus is on working with our region to respond to the crisis.

We are committed to working with regional and global partners to contain the pandemic. We are also committed to helping our neighbours, especially our Indo-Pacific partners’, address the health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19. Details of how we are doing this through our development program are in Partnerships for Recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response.

We thank those who have made contributions to help shape our development policy.

Dr Frances Bingwor
Dr Frances Bingwor, Program Manager of Regional Health at Suva Post, unloading 360 GeneXpert test cartridges to enable more local testing for COVID-19 arriving in Nadi on a C-17 aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force.
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