More stranded Australians evacuated from New Caledonia amid deadly violence

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun13,2024
Two more Australian repatriation flights from New Caledonia are expected to land in Brisbane on Sunday as evacuations continue.
The background: New Caledonia has been in the grips of deadly riots for more than a week, resulting in at least seven deaths.
Some 300 Australians registered their interest to leave the French territory with the Department of Foreign Affairs after commercial flights were paused.

Key quote: “We continue to help Australians outside of Noumea to travel to the capital, and we are making plans for additional flights onwards to Australia for tomorrow (Sunday).” – Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Saturday.

What else to know: The unrest was sparked over .
What happens next: French President Emmanuel Macron has delayed the voting reform in a bid to calm tensions. He has said he still plans to enact the law but would not do so by force and only when peace had returned.

Additional reporting by the Australian Associated Press

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  1. Are there any updates on the number of individuals successfully evacuated so far amid the unrest in New Caledonia?

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