Fast-track disaster help: LNP
THE State Opposition is calling for flood recovery assistance to be fast-tracked and boosted.
LNP Leader John-Paul Langbroek said many people had lost everything and had their livelihoods wiped out for at least a year, maybe longer.
“These are the worst floods Queensland has seen in at least half a century and the damage bill will be enormous,” he said.
“This is not a normal flood; the normal disaster relief measures won't be enough to fix this.
“Affected individuals and communities are going to need unprecedented levels of support to get back on their feet.”
Mr Langbroek said he could understand Queenslanders' anger that $1 million was all that had been committed by the State Government so far over and above normal disaster relief measures.
“A million dollars is half of what Anna Bligh and Labor spent on brochures promoting their privatisation program,” he said.
“The State and Federal governments need to dig deep too, and they need to explain what assistance is available.”