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Date Posted: Sun, Nov 05 2006, 06:06:51pm
There is no question that the work that you did under the AusAid programe was beneficially, and from all accounts for very little money. There are many individuals like yourself that work "hands on" and do so not for the "love of money". Under what programe where you employed and how much was the orginal contract worth, what was the profit margin to the contractor if there was one?
The AusAid program is big business, big money and the Australian contractors that are awarded these huge contracts are in the business of making a profit.
If you have read any of the Aid Watch reports you will note that most contracts are awarded to Australian Companies. In the period 2002-2004, 19 Australian companies had been awarded AusAid Contracts totalling over 66Million, (hence the name "boomerang Aid), only 2 companies from PNG received contracts totally 12Million.
I do feel that the AusAID should make public, the amount of profit that Australian firms are generating from the aid program, and generally more media reporting on projects when they are completed.
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