Pacific & Asian governments vs. Catholic initiatives

Thought people might like to know about Catholic restrictions being applied by the Australian government on behalf of the Indonesian Islamic requirements:
theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Separatists-milking-aid-Indonesia/2005/03/24/1111525284437.html
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Indonesia has in the past pointed the finger at the aid wing of Australia’s union movement, known as Australian People for Health Education and Development, or APHEDA.

Past APHEDA reports have acknowledged the agency “campaigns in support of independence in West Papua”.

Catholic aid agencies in Papua have also drawn Jakarta’s ire, despite Australian government regulations barring taxpayer-funded aid agencies from taking part in politically “partisan” activities in other countries.

But aid groups have been accused of breaking those rules with “grey area” programs providing voter education
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