Aust rejects Greens' claims on Pacific trade funding

Updated August 31, 2011 10:44:38
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201108/s3306347.htm

Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Richard Marles, rejects any suggestion that Canberra is throwing its weight around in negotiations for the new round of funding for the Office of the Chief Trade advisor.

Australia has already funded the first year of the Office's operations and is in routine negotiations about its commitment to fund the next two years.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett
Speaker: Richard Marles, Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs