Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Indonesia: Earthquakes

4:13 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian government expresses its sympathies to those affected by earthquakes in Lombok that have struck since 29 July and most recently on 19 August. As at 21 August, over 500 people had been killed, with more than 1,300 injured and more than 431,000 displaced. The Australian government has provided $530,000 to the Indonesian Red Cross and other humanitarian partners to provide much-needed assistance, including water, shelter and support to pregnant women and newborns. Australia is also deploying a team of disaster recovery specialists to assess damage to critical infrastructure and help local authorities rebuild.

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