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How much foreign aid can we expect?

Calaber

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Okay, every time some other country has a major tragedy or natural disaster, Australia is amongst the first to offer foreign aid, whether it be temporary housing, medical, food, money, whatever.

So, this country has been racked by flooding over recent weeks which exceed historical levels and Queensland is now being inundated far worse than in living memory.

Apart from Obama offering assistance if required, who else is likely to put their hand up to help us, even if we can cope with the problems by ourselves?

Quick guess - none?
 

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From what I have read Singapore have offered army troops to fly to rockhampton and help nz have offered search and rescue helicopters. Don't expect much from anyone else though...
 

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WTF do we need soldiers for?

There's plenty of people around cabable of cleaning up and sandbaggin.
More the cash to do it being the problem.
 

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The kiwis always help out, i like that. apart from that, they wouldn't think we would need much more help than that. our states should be able to offer plenty of assistance. we should look after our own.
 

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I think its more the point that we hand out cash hand over fist, and no bastard will do the same.
 

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Come on soop, the Federal government gave the Pakistanis $75M back in September for their floods and Queensland a promise of $1M in December. Sounds fair to me... Pfft.
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