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Australia's foreign aid failure comes back to bite us

Adam Triggs
By Adam Triggs
May 4 2022 - 7:30pm
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare review an honor guard in 2019. Picture: AAP

Here's an awkward truth: many of the Australians most concerned about the prospect of a Chinese military base in the Solomon Islands are the same people who supported massive cuts to Australia's foreign aid budget. Welcome to the consequences of your decision.

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Adam Triggs

Adam Triggs

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Adam Triggs is a director within Accenture Strategy, a visiting fellow at the Crawford School at the Australian National University, a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a fellow at Macquarie University's E61 institute. He writes fortnightly for ACM.