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- GregHS on Calls for Island bridge Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop ... more
- James W on Calls for Island bridge Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the ... more
- walter on Calls for Island bridge The whole idea of island living is the apeal of seperation & apart from mainland living. A bridge would ultimately destroy ... more
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- Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a community & part of the RCC & should be treated as such. If they need a better solution to transport ... more
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Flood assistance available
4BC News: Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan says it's too early to put a dollar figure on the cost of the floods sweeping Queensland but warns it will be substantial.
The federal government on Monday announced a further five communities left reeling in the aftermath of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald would be eligible for Commonwealth assistance.
The local government areas of Fraser Coast, Gympie, Moreton Bay, North Burnett, and Sunshine Coast will be offered assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
There are now 34 councils eligible for assistance across Queensland, with NDRRA funding to be extended as the crisis unfolds, Mr Swan said.
But it was too early to tell whether the damage bill would top the $6 billion mark from the devastating floods of 2011.
"The most important thing now is to be out there assisting people who are currently in crisis," Mr Swan said on Monday.
"As the storm passes, we then move into recovery mode ... and we start making all those assessments.
"It's not a time to be talking about the dollar cost, although it will be substantial."
He praised the resilience of Queenslanders, particularly those who are dealing with their second or third flood crisis in as many years.
Two years ago, the Queensland spirit shone through as the "mud army" rebuilt the state piece by piece.
"Times are tough, people pull together. That's what Queenslanders do, that's what Australians do," he said.
He said Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who on Monday was visiting bushfire-affected communities in Victoria, would most likely visit Queensland soon.
"Do what needs to be done"??
He won't even alter the regulations allowing early access to super for those whose family home (like ours) is wiped out through no fault of their owm.
Doesn't cost the taxpayer a cent - it's our own savings.
You can access it for weight loss surgery but not if the family home is destroyed.
Thousands could benefit by helping them selves saving taxpayer relief for those who have nothing. No , too much trouble for the federal government.Jim Toohey Wednesday 30 January, 2013 - 12:35 PM
Thanks for being part of the mud army and helping residents. The flood levy was spent on infrastructure throughout Qld. Broken roads, bridges and so forth. Bringing the State back to normal after 70% of it was flooded.
Hopefully this time the State hasn't chosen to self insure and we are insured.Bob Lord Monday 28 January, 2013 - 1:55 PM
During the last Brisbane flood I volunteered my time to help clean up as part of the "mud army", only to find out later I had to also pay a flood levy with my tax. This time I'll just watch it all on TV.Mr Jay Monday 28 January, 2013 - 12:48 PM
It's already started CRY.
Scott Morrison is worrying about the bottom line now and ruminating how much the 2011 flood and Yasi affected the State's finances. Already saying that the Feds should put their hand up.
Swannee did.Bob Lord Monday 28 January, 2013 - 12:39 PM
Now is not the time to play politics.CRY FREEDOM Monday 28 January, 2013 - 11:06 AM
Agree with Bob Lord's comment! I just can't help thinking that the Premier is out of his depth (pardon the pun). The LNP will somehow find a way to blame the ALP for the devastation, both in regards to rebuilding and funding in the days to come!Michelle Rafter Monday 28 January, 2013 - 10:47 AM