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(CNN) – Australians are leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, reportedly paying half of the more than $44 million price tag so far.
But the country's prime minister's instincts, and Australians' is "naturally generous," says Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley.
"We're not taking a bean counter's attitude" to the cost the search, Beazley says.
For more of our interview with Ambassador Beazley, including analysis on new revelations on the plane search, check out the video above.