In a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force, the first C-130J Hercules flew out to Port Moresby yesterday carrying hospital tent facilities for triaging and other essential supplies.

Scott Morrison said that by helping Papua New Guinea, we’re not only helping our Pacific family, we’re keeping Australians safe. Papua New Guinea are our family. They’re our friends, neighbours and partners. The story of Kokoda is a part of our history we all know. They were there for us. We will be there for them.