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Labor drains money meant for bushfire protection

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Lachlan Millar has hit out at the Palaszczuk Labor Government for financing its coronavirus response using taxpayer money meant for firefighting and major emergencies. It’s been revealed $16 million in important funding that would normally be used in the lead up to bushfire season had been redirected, even though the money was sourced through local fire levies. Mr Millar joined with the Rural Fire Brigade Association Queensland and the United Firefighters Union in calling for all money raised through the levies to be spent on the purpose it was collected for. “The […]