Fund fails to cough up
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.