This was the news yesterday.
I hope AAP has it wrong in suggesting Julie Bishop said none of the Rudd Gillard agreements had been renewed.
There are two remaining positions Ms Bishop could hold if not. Neither pleasant.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative did not exist until 2010.
This is shades of the AWU Workplace Reform Association Inc passing itself off as the AWU.
In early 2008 Clinton HIV/Aids Initiative Inc (CHAI) was deregistered - but we were still giving money to CHAI until 2010.
So in 2010 a second entity Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is registered.
Julie Bishop now tells us All DFAT funding agreements are with Clinton Health Access Initiative - a separate legal entity from Clinton Foundation since 2010 – to deliver HIV/AIDS treatment to a range of Asia-Pacific countries.
The allure of meeting Charismatic Bill must be very, very strong.
Former US President Bill Clinton and I have witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing Australia and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to work together to transform access to health in developing countries over the next five years.
The MOU will support Australia’s $5 billion aid program, which encourages innovation in research and new technologies to promote sustainable economic growth and alleviate poverty. It will also build expertise and networks in facilitating public‑private partnerships, civil society, and private sector financing for health investments.
Australia has previously worked with CHAI in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam and China to build capacity in government health services and systems, improve access to life‑saving technologies and lower the costs of treatment.
The Australian Government will pursue these innovative partnerships to strengthen health systems, improve maternal and child health and tackle communicable diseases, including control of drug-resistant malaria and tuberculosis.
I have announced the establishment of a Development Innovation Hub within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which will test creative ideas and strategies to address different development challenges.
Since 2006, Australia has contributed $88 million to CHAI and its sister organisation, the Clinton Foundation.
- Minister's office: (02) 6277 7500
- DFAT Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555
PS - check the note from DFAT again Former US President Bill Clinton signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Government in 2006 in his capacity as the Founder and Representative of the William J Clinton Foundation.
Wrong again, he was not the founder, he is a liar, a perjurer, a fraudster and because of his impeachment unfit to hold public office or be responsible for public funds. But I suppose if the currency you're interested in dealing in is celebrity and star f****ing that doesn't worry you too much.
It also says No donations were provided to the Clinton Foundation.”