Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Questions without Notice
New South Wales: Bushfires
Mathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source
I completely reject the premise of the question. About $1.4 billion worth of funding out of $2 billion is already hitting the ground in communities, as we speak, supporting individuals and that is on top of a whole series of funding already available through existing disaster recovery measures.
The Prime Minister works tirelessly every single day to ensure that communities across Eden-Monaro and all around Australia receive the support that they deserve and that they need through this difficult period. Certainly, the communities in Eden-Monaro have been hit hard with bushfires and are also feeling the impact of the coronavirus crisis. They know in the Liberal-National Morrison-McCormack government they are getting the best support that we can possibly deploy.