Users' questions

What aid does Australia give to Fiji?

What aid does Australia give to Fiji?

In May and June 2020, Australia repurposed bilateral and other funding to provide budget support worth $19.5 million (including contributions for TC Harold) to promote stability and confidence in Fiji’s fiscal position.

Which country provides aid to Fiji?

French aid to Fiji includes the providing of equipment for poor and isolated areas, and assistance in the development of renewable energy. France also provides Fiji with translations into English of French scientific documents pertaining to the Pacific area.

How was Australia involved with Fiji?

Australia and Fiji share a strong bilateral relationship with extensive people-to-people links and important trade and investment ties. Australia is one of Fiji’s largest trade and investment partners. Two-way goods and services trade has been steadily increasing year-on-year, totaling $2.13 billion in 2016-17.

What is the purpose of the Australian aid program?

The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty. This also serves Australia’s national interests by promoting stability and prosperity both in our region and beyond.

How is Australia helping the people of Fiji?

Australia is committed to helping the people of Fiji meet the challenge of climate change. At the 2016 Pacific Islands Forum, Prime Minister Turnbull announced a climate change and disaster resilience support package to the Pacific of $300 million over four years.

What did Australia do for Fiji after Cyclone Winston?

In 2019, Australia awarded 85 new Australia Awards to scholars from Fiji to study in tertiary institutions in Australia and the Pacific, and 60 Australian Volunteers worked in Fiji across 34 organisations in 2018-19. Through Australia’s $35 million assistance for Tropical Cyclone Winston, we built two health centres and repaired 34 schools

When do Australia awards scholarships go to Fiji?

Australia Awards Scholarships provide citizens of Fiji with the opportunity to obtain a qualification at either an Australian or Pacific tertiary institution. Awards will be offered for commencement in 2022 within the following allocations: Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for undergraduate

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