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

    Additional Category C funding for small businesses and non-profit organisations following Cyclone Debbie

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

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Additional Category C funding for small businesses and non-profit organisations following Cyclone Debbie

    JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

    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

     

    18 May 2017

     

    Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced additional disaster assistance for small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by severe weather and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

    Minister Keenan said the assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

    “Today’s additional assistance will extend recovery grants of up to $25,000 for affected small businesses and non-profit organisations in the local government areas of Mackay, Isaac, Rockhampton and Logan,” Mr Keenan said.

    Minister Ryan said these grants are designed to help ensure affected small businesses and non-profit organisations can recover as quickly as possible.

    “The grants can be used for such things as undertaking clean-up operations, repairing damage to premises, and replacing stock,” Mr Ryan said.

    Today’s announcement demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the Australian and Queensland governments to support disaster affected communities.

    Further information about the disaster assistance 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 http://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)