ADF 'ready to fly' as death toll rises in New Caledonia

By Keira Jenkins
Updated May 19 2024 - 1:15pm, first published 1:12pm
About 300 Australians are stranded in New Caledonia, where France has imposed a state of emergency. (AP PHOTO)
About 300 Australians are stranded in New Caledonia, where France has imposed a state of emergency. (AP PHOTO)

As Australians stranded in New Caledonia amid unrest beg for help to come home, Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong says the defence force is "ready to fly" once commercial flights to the territory resume.

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