ASEAN opens with $262m maritime and development boost

By Rachael Ward
Updated March 4 2024 - 11:35am, first published 11:30am
The Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos Jr is among those attending the ASEAN summit, hosted by Australia. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)
The Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos Jr is among those attending the ASEAN summit, hosted by Australia. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)

Australia will pump an additional $262.5 million into development and security programs in Southeast Asia, as high-level talks between the region's leaders kick off in Melbourne.

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