Uproar as Anthony Albanese hands $100million of taxpayer's money to Vietnam trends now
Australians have been left outraged after Anthony Albanese pledged $105million to help Vietnam tackle climate change as the Prime Minister is urged to take responsibility for his country's cost of living crisis.
The deal was announced by the Prime Minister in Hanoi on Sunday, following a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh.
Mr Albanese said Australia was keen to work together with its neighbours, especially when dealing with the challenges of transitioning to clean energy.
Australia promised $105 million towards sustainable infrastructure planning, private investment in clean energy and technical assistance to the critical minerals sector.
While the talks in Indonesia aim to discuss the countries' shared interests and foster future trade deals, many Australians complained there were larger domestic issues at hand.
The $105million deal was announced by the Prime Minister in Hanoi on Sunday, following a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh (the pair are pictured)
One called on the prime minister to take responsibility for the cost of living crisis before he 'threw away taxpayers' hard earned dollars on foreign countries'.
'With Australians struggling in the economy at the moment... women and children sleeping in cars, the elderly freezing and families going hungry and he gives away millions to another country to fight climate change, not good,' one wrote.
'And we can't afford to turn our heaters on in the freezing cold Melbourne winters! This is ridiculous!' a second said.
A third shared: 'I would love to put the A/C on right now and warm my little place for the night but now we can't because my bills have increased for the last 4 cycles and I can't guestimate how much I will have to pay.'
'Imagine what he could provide the homeless with using that same amount of money,' a fourth said.
'We need help here in Australia,' another said.
Mr Albanese's overseas trip marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam, as the countries work towards a comprehensive strategic partnership.
He announced Australia would be stepping up its support for Vietnam's energy transformation.
Locals swarmed to catch a glimpse of Mr Albanese