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Barry Coates, Executive Director, Oxfam New Zealand writes that the real costs of cancelling the debts of impoverished countries have been tiny compared to the massive benefits. But many countries, including PNG, are missing out.
With the global spotlight on reducing poverty at the G8 summit, Barry Coates, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand, presents the case that more and better aid is part of the solution to corruption in developing countries, not part of the problem as cynics would have us believe. Published in the New Zealand Herald.
In this opinion article published in the New Zealand Herald, Oxfam's Executive Director Barry Coates explains that the trade deal between Australia and the US is short-sighted and politically inspired. Most seriously, it will undermine the prospects of getting fairer rules on agriculture in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), damaging the interests of millions of farmers around the world. It would be a monumental mistake for our politicians to continue pursuing a bilateral trade deal with the US.