Black Summer bushfire funding towns still waiting for promised funds

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated February 22 2021 - 11:26pm, first published 2:00pm
Julie Brown prepares meals for Cobargo BlazeAid camp. Picture: GetUp

Less than half the $2.74 billion in promised bushfire recovery funds have made it into the hands of the surviving communities, says a new research report into the multiple funds established since the 2019 Black Summer fires.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.