Samoa and Australia: standing strong together infographic

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Samoa and Australia

Tasi le aiga, e tutu malosi fa’atasi (One family standing strong together)

  • Over 75,000 Australian residents have Samoan ancestry
  • Over 33,000 Australians visited Samoa in 2017
  • 176 Australian volunteers since 2011 (32 in 2018-19)
  • 522 Australia Awards Scholarships since 2007 (58 in 2017-18, 70% women)
  • Financial literacy training for 406 people (78% women) in 2017-18
  • New Parliament House
  • $35.5 million in Official Development Assistance (Tala $67 million in 2018-19)
  • Almost 1,400 Samoans with disabilities provided with mobility devices
  • Over 350 Australian businesses export goods to Samoa
  • $175 million worth of two-way trade in 2017 (Tala $330 million)
  • Over 1570 Samoans have graduated from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (86 in 2017)
  • $2 billion Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
  • 31,500 banana plants supplied to help recover from the destruction caused by TC Gita
  • New patrol boat
  • Seasonal Worker Programme: Over 500 Samoans in 2017-18
  • 440 women participated in the Pacific Sports Partnership funded Healthy Nanas Programme in 2018
Last Updated: 5 December 2018