Hope for Flood Victims

Premier Anna Bligh has this morning boosted payments to $150, 000 for people who lost their homes to Queensland’s summer of disasters. The $50, 000 increase was announced in State Parliament this morning, it came as the Premier unveiled plans to speed up the roll out of donated cash after public backlash.

“All of those who have already recieved those funds will have those funds topped up,” Ms Bligh said.

Ms Bligh said a new team of licensed builders would be deployed to help speed up assessments in high need areas.

The disaster fund committee will meet tomorrow and will consider ways to partner with non-government groups to help the “geniunely” needy.

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