$2b bushfire fund has paid out just $205m: National Bushfire Recovery Agency

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated March 9 2020 - 7:35am, first published 10:00am
The bushfire recovery agency expects it will spend $400 million on debris removal in NSW alone. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Just 10 per cent of the government's $2 billion bushfire recovery fund has gone to fire-affected communities, but the agency in charge of coordinating the government's response says it needs to be a marathon not a sprint.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.