Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Questions without Notice
In addition to the disaster recovery payments that have been paid in Queensland, in addition to the extensive Australian Defence Force support that has been put in place, we have also joined with the Queensland government in a $558.5 million package of supports to support those impacted by the South East Queensland floods. The floods in northern New South Wales were a one-in-500-year event, and the advice we received from agencies was that those events qualified for an even higher level of funding that has ever been provided before because of the absolute intensify of that flood event in northern New South Wales.
We'll continue to stand with all of those affected by the floods—and the swift response, the swift provision of payments to all of those affected by the floods and the additional support provided to those in northern New South Wales, where, as we even speak, the waters went over the levee this morning—we will be there with them to support them each and every step of the way.