Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Australia lends a hand to Greece

The fires in Greece have made a huge impact across the world. On Monday the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard announced that the Government of Australia will offer $3 million in assistance. Governments are also responding at a state level with the government South Australia sending money and perhaps more importantly sending bushfire experts to help fight the fire.

As was highlighted by Panagiotis, many Greeks are turning their attentions to solutions and what to do now. In this spirit, now is the time for the Greek administration to accept help and not try to reinvent the wheel. Best practice in fire fighting techniques from Australia, the US, well wherever it exists should be adopted. The knowledge is out there, now is not the time for ego to get in the way.

11 comments:

mirdifderya said...

Coming closer to Gallipoli Again:)

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

are you in a warrior mood, dear Derya..))

Vassili said...

Gallipoli again?

Cem said...

I think she made a joke: we kicked a lot of asses in Galipoli..))

archisugar said...

@ Derya: interesting that you mentioned it just before 30th August. :-)

@ Hans: off the topic: thanks for the link. :-)

Michael van der Galiën said...

good that Turkey sent an aircraft for help.

now, turkey needs to deblock wordpress...

Battle at Gallipoli: 30th of this month?

archisugar said...

Gallipoli: definitely NOT 30th August... but very much "linked".

William said...

Can the Greeks resist the charming help of the Turks..)))

Vassili said...

The battle of Gallipoli is remembered In April and is regarded as a turning point for Australian history. Because of this battle many australians feel a close bond with turks and the beginnings of distrust towards the English. Respect Turks - after all they were just defending their country. Its not uncommon for Aussies to use turkish words like burgur? (i think) From a tragedy some hope did spring

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Vassili, interesting. You, as an Australian Greek, must have an unique perception about this. Maybe time to write something about that here?
regards

mirdifderya said...

Guys, Just wanted to joke! Helping out all the way out from Australia is good thing:) Finally Turkey helped to Greece, too far to send our help you know! Busy with our new presedent!

Memory service of Anzac Day is 25th of April every year. Expat Turks do the service along with Australian/New Zealand Army Attaché every year:)