Morrison’s crisis aid for India

Original article by Phillip Coorey, Emma Connors
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 28-Apr-21

The federal government will provide a COVID-19 support package to assist India to combat its second wave of the coronavirus. The initial aid will include 500 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators and personal protective equipment such as surgical masks, face masks and surgical gloves. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also announced that all direct flights from India will be suspended until at least 15 May. The move will affect up to 9,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents who are currently in India. Meanwhile, India has recorded 323,144 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; Australia has reported 23 new cases in hotel quarantine.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Australia needs to embrace its big friend

Original article by Lisa Murray, Angus Grigg, Robert Bolton
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 23-Nov-18

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has called for greater commercial ties between India and Australia during a visit to Sydney. Kovind said there are many areas where the two countries could collaborate, including logistics and biotechnology, while he called for increased Australian investment in transport and infrastructure in India. Kovind, who is the first Indian head of state to visit Australia, urged it to embrace India "as a big country and big friend". Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Kovind he wants India to become one of Australia’s three biggest investment destinations within 20 years.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CLARUS LAW ASSOCIATES