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Australia to create disaster recovery office after spate of natural disasters

  • Australia has been ravaged by a spate of natural disasters lately, together with enormous bushfires throughout its east coast and cyclones throughout the west which purchased widespread flooding.

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PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:47 PM IST

Australia will create a brand new disaster aid division to hasten the supply of authorities assist, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will say on Wednesday.



Australia has been ravaged by a spate of natural disasters lately, together with enormous bushfires throughout its east coast and cyclones throughout the west which purchased widespread flooding.

While Australia has provided monetary assist, some communities have complained they’ve been left ready for help with rebuilding.

With an election anticipated subsequent year, Morrison will say on Wednesday his authorities will create the so-called National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

“In the past two years Australians have faced floods, bushfires, cyclones, drought and now the Covid-19 pandemic and I’m determined to keep Australians safe and support the recovery of communities and regions right across Australia,” Morrison will say, in accordance to extracts of the announcement seen by Reuters.

Morrison may also say the brand new unit shall be given a A$600 million ($462.8 million) fund to build bushfire and cyclone proofing homes, constructing levees and enhancing the resilience of telecommunications and important provides.

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