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Here is what Penny Wong said about it yesterday (also on ABC radio RN)

Patricia Karvelas: Let’s move to the Solomon Islands. Does the Government’s offer to help fund the Solomon Islands election reflect concerns that Prime Minister Sogavare is planning to delay the poll?

Wong: It reflects our longstanding and historical commitment to supporting democracy and democratic processes in Solomon Islands, and we’ve previously offered support and we are offering support again.

PK: What exactly have we offered in terms of assistance? How much money are we talking about and has the offer been accepted?

Wong: Well, look, we have made an offer of assistance, and it’s a matter for Solomon Islands as to whether they will respond and how they wish to respond.

PK: So, they are yet to respond?

Wong: We’ve made an offer.

PK:

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