Flood money pay­out de­lay

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

SOME pay­ments to Queens­land flood vic­tims from the Premier’s Disas­ter Ap­peal are be­ing de­layed be­cause of dou­ble-dip­ping, but the vast ma­jor­ity of claims are flow­ing through. Ap­peal chair­man David Hamill says the main prob­lem is es­tab­lish­ing the prin­ci­pal place of res­i­dence, es­pe­cially where cus­tody is shared and chil­dren split their time evenly be­tween dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions. ‘‘ We’re giv­ing fam­i­lies the ben­e­fit of the doubt,’’ he said.

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