$4 billion disaster fund earns $700m in interest, but not a cent handed out

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
October 27 2021 - 7:30pm
UNIMPRESSED: Labor Senator Murray Watt was not interested in the government's reasoning as to why the funding had not been handed out. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

NOT A cent from the government's $4-billion disaster recovery and mitigation fund has been handed out in two years, despite earning $700 million in interest.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au