Original article by Ben Packham, Olivia Caisley
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 7-Jan-20
The federal government will provide the National Bushfire Recovery Agency with initial funding of $2bn, which will be used to support communities that have been devastated by the bushfires. The funding will be used to rebuild critical infrastructure, provide grants to small businesses and farmers, and to offer mental health support for people who have been affected by the disaster. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has emphasised that recovering from the bushfires is a greater priority for the government than a Budget surplus. He adds that the government’s climate change policies will not be reviewed as a result of the disaster.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY