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    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Additional assistance for Queensland councils affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Additional assistance for Queensland councils affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

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    The Hon Michael Keenan MP

    Minister for Justice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism

     

    The Hon Mark Ryan MP

    Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services

    Queensland Minister for Corrective Services

     

    21 April 2017

    Additional assistance for Queensland councils affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie

    Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

    The assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

    Minister Keenan said today’s announcement will extend assistance under the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements to the local government area of Brisbane.

    “This brings the total number of Queensland local government areas receiving assistance under these arrangements to thirty–five (35),” Mr Keenan said.

    Minister Ryan said joint Commonwealth-State funding to assist states and local councils to undertake certain counter disaster operations and clean-up activities has also been extended to the local government areas of Brisbane and the Fraser Coast.

    “In addition, concessional interest rate loans for primary producers have today been extended to the local government area of Woorabinda,” Mr Ryan said.

    Information on disaster assistance available for this natural disaster can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/ and the Queensland Government’s Disaster management website at https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/.

    Media contacts:

    Danielle McKay 0438 390 273 or Shannen Wilkinson 0476 820 816 (Minister Keenan)

    Michelle Connolly 0478 325 738 (Minister Ryan)