Defying Gravity: Another $60 Million "Aid Program" For Indonesia

 Foreign Minister Bob Carr says he wants to “levitate” the dialogue between Australia and Indonesia to a higher level, beyond “transactional” matters of people smuggling and drugs cases.

Definition of LEVITATEintransitive verb:   to rise or float in or as if in the air especially in seeming defiance of gravitation….

Don’t question Indonesia’s genocide in Papua! 

“We recognise Indonesia’s sovereignty in the Papuan provinces but at the same time we’ve got a dialogue about what they do in response to any unrest in those provinces,” he said.  “Absolutely do we recognise Indonesia’s sovereignty. It’s in the Lombok Treaty, there’s no argument about that.”

Keep the jiziya flowing:

Australia is the largest provider of foreign aid to Indonesia, and increased its contribution again in this year’s budget.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday announced around three million women would be assisted with jobs, family planning and increased protection against domestic violence as part of a $60m aid program in Indonesia, including in rural and remote settlements.

Bob Carr, the 3 million women man:

Jobs, family planning and anti-violence aid for three million Indonesian women


Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday announced around three million women would be assisted with jobs, family planning and increased protection against domestic violence as part of a $60m aid program in Indonesia, including in rural and remote settlements.

“Indonesia continues to make strong progress in women’s rights, education and jobs,” Senator Carr said.

“Nearly half of all school students are girls, and more women than men are enrolled in universities.

“But there’s more to be done, especially in rural and eastern Indonesia where female literacy, income and reproductive health are poor.

“The contrasts with Australia are stark – an Indonesian woman is 30 times more likely to die in childbirth, than her Australian counterpart.

“Many women continue to have little or no say in communal decision-making – a result of poor economic and social standing.

“That’s why we’re reaching out to three million rural women – helping them with jobs, anti-violence programs and choices on whether, when and how many children to have.

“And this program has strong Indonesian support – another sign of Australia’s close relationship with our northern neighbour.”

The $60 million initiative over four years will help poor women with:

• finding local jobs, including removing discrimination at work;
• social programs like health care and schooling for children so women can return to work or find new jobs;
• maternal and reproductive health, including contraception and family planning advice;
• advice and protection for women working as domestic helpers overseas; and
• regional services to protect women against domestic and communal violence.

The initiative would be delivered by AusAID through Indonesian providers and in-country non-government organisations. Service planning would commence immediately with program delivery to start later this year.

6 thoughts on “Defying Gravity: Another $60 Million "Aid Program" For Indonesia”

    1. Thanks for that, James.

      Bob Carr is a certifiable loon. From ‘social justice’ (redistribution) to globull worming, he’s a believer in every scam there is.

      And then this:

      There have been in the world’s history some marvellous cultures of tolerance, and we should dwell on them. In southern Spain, in medieval times, Moslems, Christians and Jews lived and worked together in the polity known as Al-Andalus. Andalusia, of course, springs from that Arabic noun. One of the caliphs, Abd-ar-Rahman III, who ruled between 912 and 961—his name has probably not been spoken in this Senate chamber for many years—appointed a devout Jewish scholar, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, as his foreign minister. Why recall this all these centuries later? Simply because of the symbolism. Here was a Moslem ruler who appointed a Jew as his foreign minister. It is what King Abdullah must have had in mind: an overlap of cultures.

      In that civilisation, Al-Andalus, while Christian Europe’s libraries were small, the caliph’s library at Cordoba reportedly burst with 400,000 volumes. Jews in this civilisation had their sacred writings translated into Arabic, because they liked the sinuosity of the language. As Maria Rosa Menocal wrote in The Ornament of the World—a beautiful book that I commend to the Senate—this was a society that had the courage to ‘live with its own flagrant contradictions’.

      He’s running on Mohammedan propaganda.

      He must be stopped.

  1. Sheik,
    Why not an open letter to the media, signed by a large number of people, pointing out the fallacy of the Carr argument???

  2. Okay, having read Carr’s speech I will comment in detail this evening on what I believe to significant errors included in the speech by either Mr. Carr or his speechwriters.

  3. James,
    You are 100% correct. We are being placed into debt with the Chinese by Labor and this will cost us significantly.

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