Defence Minister outlines what support the Albanese government is deploying for PNG

Defence Minister Richard Marles explained what aid is being sent to Papua New Guinea and what the Albanese government is doing to help displaced people after a landslide buried more than 2000 people.

“We have a C-17, which is ferrying supplies between Australia and PNG,” Mr Marles said during Question Time on Tuesday.

“In addition to the disaster response experts on their way to PNG, now the emphasis is on those who are displaced, and so we are working on transporting 750 family-sized shelters to the site.

“There is more we are seeking to do, but to be frank, part of the issue here is about not overwhelming a system which is currently under a lot of stress.

“What every Australian should know and, more importantly, what every Papua New Guinean should know is that we will do everything in our power to help Papua New Guinea through this most difficult time.”

defence minister outlines what support the albanese government is deploying for png

Defence Minister outlines what support the Albanese government is deploying for PNG

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