Disaster Relief Response Team to become a Permanent Arm of the Queensland Government

Queensland will soon be with a permanent disaster relief response and funding body. Deputy Premier Jackie Tradd has announced they will make the current reconstruction authority a permanent arm of the government set to respond to the state’s assured future of cyclones and floods brought on by climate change.

The ongoing set of natural disasters have cost the state $20 billion since 2011 according to World Bank figures. Deputy premier Jackie Tradd also added commented that communities affected by disaster require two years of recovery.

The deputy premier also took the opportunity to call on the Abbott government which is currently reviewing funding under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements to play a part in rebuilding the state.