AUSTRALIA REDIRECTS $500M FOREIGN AID TO THE PACIFIC

Australia will redirect more than half a billion dollars in foreign aid towards renewable energy projects and disaster relief throughout the Pacific, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces direct calls from leaders to “do more” to curb the threat facing the region.  Mr Morrison unveiled a $500 million climate change and oceans package at the recent Pacific Islands Forum, promising Australia will be a “champion” of the environment and ensure the Pacific remained economically stable and “sovereign politically”.  The funds will be redirected from existing aid projects, but it’s not clear which countries will lose support.

Source: Compiled by APN from media reports

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