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Emergency payments for people affected by Australia’s bushfires ‘seriously inadequate’

Emergency payments for people affected by Australia’s bushfires ‘seriously inadequate’



Acoss calls on government to boost the Disaster Recovery Payment after fires destroy more than 2,000 homesAustralia’s peak welfare body is calling on the federal government to immediately boost emergency payments for those affected by bushfires, saying it is concerned the current amount is “seriously inadequate”.The Australian Council of Social Service chief executive, Cassandra Goldie, has written to the prime minister, Scott Morrison, with a range of recommendations the organisation says are urgently needed to help provide relief to those affected by the bushfire crisis that has destroyed more than 2,000 homes. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/13/emergency-payments-for-people-affected-by-australias-bushfires-seriously-inadequate

Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

Publish date : 2020-01-12 16:30:40

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