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Going through the motions, remaining undeterred - II: Microcredit

What do our pollies in Australia care for microcredit? On September 4 Peter Garrett initiated a debate in the House of Reps urging the government to support the Microcredit Summit goals. As usual, six MPs got five minutes each to speak to the motion, and then the debate was adjourned indefinitely. (Refer my item of September 17 re Darfur.)

Federal Parliament sits again next week. If the Nobel Peace Prize gets a mention in Hansard I'll add a comment below.

Today's Exercise: Do a word search on the Prime Minister's and Treasurer's web sites for "microcredit" and count the number of matches you get.