Fund fails to cough up

Townsville Bulletin - - Talk of the North -

THE Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has failed flood vic­tims be­cause of the poor han­dling of t he $ 250 mil­lion Premier’s Disas­ter Re­lief Fund.

F u n d c h a i r m a n D r David Hamill talks about t h e ‘ ‘ e x t r a o r d i n a r y ’ ’ chal­lenges of man­ag­ing the fund.

If he needed help, all he h a d t o d o w a s a s k authorities in Vic­to­ria how they man­aged their bush­fire re­lief fund.

Five weeks af­ter the Fe­bru­ary fires, Vic­to­ria had al­lo­cated $ 180 mil­lion of its near $ 400 mil­lion fund. We’re nowhere near that.

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