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Wong, Dutton spar over cut in aid to Gaza

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3 February 2024, The Age, by Matthew Knott: Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has hit back at Opposition Leader Peter Dutton for insisting she be sacked if the federal government resumes funding for the United Nations’ key humanitarian agency in the Palestinian territories. The stoush between Dutton and Wong came as Israel’s ambassador to Australia accused the government of appearing to forget Hamas’ responsibility for the October 7 attack in the latest sign of tense relations between Israel and Australia.

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Aid Diverted to Terror

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30 January 2024, Herald-Sun, by Kathryn Bermingham with Ellen Ransley, Eleanor Campbell and NCA NewsWire: The federal government has been accused of ignoring warnings about the involvement of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) workers before an extra $6m for the agency was announced on January 16.

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Australia pauses $6m aid as UN investigates claims over attack

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28 January 2024, The Age & Sydney Morning Herald / AP, by Natassia Chrysanthos: Australia will pause its $6 million humanitarian aid package to the United Nations agency for Palestinians in Gaza as the organisation investigates allegations that 12 of its staff may have been involved in the Hamas attacks on southern Israel on October 7.

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