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As the Russo-Ukrainian war continues, the Australian Government has announced it will provide temporary humanitarian visas for Ukrainian citizens and an extra $50 million in military and humanitarian support for the Ukraine Government.

Summary

This article by Melissa Clarke, writing for ABC-Australia, makes the following points:
  • Temporary humanitarian visas will allow Ukrainians who have already arrived in Australia to stay for up to three years.
  • Australia is providing a further $30 million in humanitarian aid and $21 million in military support for Ukraine.
  • A shipment of at least 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal will be donated to Ukraine to supply their coal-fired power generators.
  • Conversely, Australian exports of alumina, bauxite and other aluminium ores to Russia have been banned
  • Around 20 per cent of Russia's alumina imports come from Australia.

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