From Sky News
The foreign affairs department has revealed it investigated the misuse of Australian aid money in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Afghanistan and Somalia.
In one case the head of the PNG Law and Justice secretariat gave himself and his staff an unauthorised 23 per cent pay raise worth close to $577,300.
Staff who resigned received excessive entitlements.
As well, assets worth $40,000 went missing.
The PNG government subsequently paid back the money in 2012.