“That will be $1,000 for every eligible adult who has been impacted here … $400 for every child will be available across the 23 local government areas that have been impacted so far,” he said.
The prime minister confirmed Australian Defence Force (ADF) assistance has been increased, with a third helicopter being made available along with 250 ADF personnel.
“People have conflict fatigue. They don’t want to see governments arguing,” he said.
Members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) prepare sandbags for residents in Windsor, northwest of Sydney, on Monday, 4 July 2022. Source: AAP / BIANCA DE MARCHI
“Premier Perrottet has been extremely responsible with the way he has acted, I’m very pleased that my government … have worked closely in partnership. That’s what people want.”
“People want governments to work together in the interests of the population, not to engage in politics.”