Australia pledges $50,000 for cyclone relief
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 16:45
Australia will provide an initial $50,000 (AUD) in emergency supplies to assist the Government of Tonga to respond to the needs of people affected by Cyclone Ian, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced on Tuesday.
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Australia can do better
Australia can do better. $50k donation is welcome but as an Australian tax payer I am disappointed with the amount. Tonga is Australia’s neighbour and we have many people from Tonga and Tongan decent in Australia. It's good but I don't think it good enough.
I can not agree any less than
I can not agree any less than that comment above, Australia can do more than the $50,000 it has offered for the hurricane aid to ha'apai. $50,000 dollars is 1 grain of sand in to the ocean in your budget Mr Tony Abbott. I am sure if this was about protecting drugs from coming to Australia via Tonga, you would put hundreds of thousands in to it and also seek the co-operations of the Tongan government. Come on Tony Abbott's government! Let see realistic aid with a big heart from your government as Austrlian people are!!