Leanne Donaldson hits back at Stephen Bennett's claim.
Leanne Donaldson hits back at Stephen Bennett's claim.

Donaldson hits back over flood recovery funding claims

MEMBER for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson has rejected claims by Burnett MP Stephen Bennett that the state government cut a program helping people recover from the 2013 floods.

Ms Donaldson said funding for the Centacare Community Recovery Service was provided in partnership with the Federal Government.

"It was provided for a fixed term of two years," she said, in line with the Federal Government's requirements set for Category C community recovery packages under the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

"It is the Federal Government's eligibility criteria which will see the program cease once the two years is complete."

"Maybe the Member for Burnett should speak with the region's federal member about the funding criteria and conditions of the fixed-term contract for Bundaberg's Centacare Community Recovery Service."



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