PB8 A parliamentary committee on aid? Issues and options

Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 8

By Ashlee Betteridge and Stephen Howes

December 2013

Parliamentary inquiries into the Australian aid program have been few and far between. An aid committee or subcommittee would improve parliamentary oversight of aid. This brief explores the different forms that a committee on aid could take and suggests what it should focus on.

Betteridge, A. & Howes, S. 2014, ‘A parliamentary committee on aid? Issues and options’, Policy Brief No. 8, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

Ashlee Betteridge

Ashlee Betteridge was the Manager of the Development Policy Centre until April 2021. She was previously a Research Officer at the centre from 2013-2017. A former journalist, she holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from ANU and has development experience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She now has her own consultancy, Better Things Consulting, and works across several large projects with managing contractors.