Govt finally cracks open $4.8b Emergency Response Fund for flood victims

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:22pm, first published March 21 2022 - 1:00am
CRACKED OPEN: Emergency Management Minister Bridget McKenzie said the floods were the type of disaster the fund was set up for and the full $150m annual allocation would be used.

THE federal government has finally cracked open its $4.8-billion Emergency Response Fund after months of pressure, providing $150 million to support flood-affected communities.


Jamieson Murphy

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