Tonga and Australia: standing strong together infographic

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  • 405 Australia Award Scholarships since 2007 (35 in 2018)
  • Over 32,000 Australian residents have Tongan ancestry (2016 census)
  • $2 billion Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
  • Seasonal Worker Programme: over 8,500 Tongans worked in Australia since 2012
  • Over 250 Australian businesses export goods to Tonga $93 million worth of two-way trade in 2017 (TOP $153 million)
  • $27.9 million Official Development Assistance (TOP $46 million 2018-19)
  • 153 Australian volunteers since 2011 (31 in 2018-19)
  • 2 new patrol boats
  • In response to Tropical Cyclone Gita (February 2018):
    • $14 million response and recovery package (TOP $23 million)
    • 135 tonnes of emergency supplies
    • Over 3,600 elderly and people with disabilities received cash assistance
    • 2,000 households provided with emergency shelter assistance
    • 3,250 people supported to re-establish livelihoods
  • Over 32,000 Tongans (50% women) participated in Australian funded sport for development activities in 2017-18. Sports included Badminton, Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League and Table Tennis
  • Through Tonga Skills, almost 400 people (53% women) received training in tourism, manufacturing, construction, fisheries and agriculture in 2017-18
Last Updated: 7 January 2019