The present Pacific aid to some of these regions appear modest and the addition of a ship that may exceed that budget could present as disproportionate
I would suggest that aid to those in the Pacific region be considered as strategic to counter "aid " from elsewhere
Overview of Australia's Pacific Regional aid program
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Beijing is using health care to improve relations in strategically significant area. Originally published in the Nikkei Asian Review.