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Federal Government to ramp up its vaccine diplomacy in the Pacific, South-East Asia – ABC News

The Australian Government wants to use a further $500 million to distribute millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries across South-East Asia and the Pacific….

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The Federal Government is dramatically ramping up its vaccine diplomacy in the region, pledging another $500 million to help eradicate COVID-19 across South-East Asia and the Pacific.

  • The Australian Government already committed $300 million in the Budget to provide economic aid to the Pacific
  • It says the additional funds will go towards fulfilling the aim of “full immunisation coverage” in Australia’s region
  • Vaccines have become a theatre of diplomatic competition, with Australia and China vying…

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