Joint Statement on Sulawesi Tsunami

The NT Government and NT Opposition are supporting the Australian Red Cross Appeal for victims of the Indonesian tsunami the by encouraging public servants to donate to the recovery effort.

The NT Government is donating $10,000 to the appeal to assist in the aftermath of the Sulawesi tsunami, which has so far claimed the life of more than 800 people and left hundreds more without a home.

Government employees can donate through the NT Governments payroll giving via the internal Government payroll system.

Donations are not only tax deductable they will fund relief supplies for those who have lost everything.

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre remains on standby to deploy a team to Indonesia at the request of the Australian Government.

As stated by Chief Minister Michael Gunner:

The Territory has a rich and vibrant Indonesian community and our relationship with the region goes back centuries.

The Territory Government is offering its support and condolences to our neighbours along with friends and families here in the NT – following the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami.

On behalf of Territorians the NT Government is making a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross Appeal in support of the victims. The extent of damage, loss of life and displacement has been devastating and I am sure Territorians will agree that the images coming from Sulawesi have been heartbreaking.

As stated by Opposition Leader Gary Higgins:

Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours and our hearts go out to the people of Sulawesi who have been devastated by the recent tsunami and earthquake.

Territorians and Indonesians enjoy a long friendship and I encourage Territorians to support Australian Red Cross in its relief efforts.

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