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NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has arrived in Lismore this morning to announce money for uninsured owners and renters who haven’t claimed the federal disaster relief grant.

Returning from paternity leave, Mr Perrottet announced $20,000 for each flood affected household in local government areas including the Hawkesbury, Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmind Valley and Tweed.

The grants are designed for people who aren’t insured, to assist with clean up and repairs.

The Premier and Deputy Premier have said they will be making further announcements in Lismore this afternoon, after inspecting flood damage.

Meanwhile rain has returned to Lismore and the surrounding catchment, with heavier falls predicted in coming days.


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13 COMMENTS

  1. I commend Premier Perrottet’s $20,000 grants for uninsured victims of the floods. A meaningful contribution.
    I note that the Federal Government refused to contribute to this scheme, and wonder why Kevin Hogan has not been screaming blue murder at the mean mindedness of his government. After 10 years of National party rule, Lismore is one of the poorest electorates in the federation ,while $billions of largess are rained down on marginal electorates , Page must be considered a “Safe” seat for the coalition.
    There is a lesson in this for Page voters.

  2. Why hasn’t the Federal Minister for Flood Disaster set up camp in Lismore to help sort affairs?
    I guess President ScamMO with his recent FIFO visit and quick getaway out the back door sums up how much they care.
    Instead, handball affairs to Domicron.
    At least he visits and doesn’t go into witness protection like what President ScamMO pulled.
    Just wondering if Domicron has the whiteboard out with a ‘tiered’ level of disaster payments like what President ScamMO pulled – Lib voting area gets the max support, the Lab / Green voting area gets the min support.

    • An add on.
      Yes, Domicron has pulled out his own version of the whiteboard – anyone who received ScamMO’s initial $1,000, then increased to $3,000 grant and anyone who has some insurance is excluded from Domicron’s $20,000 job.

  3. That will certainly help people who are uninsured. Low income earners – as we were during our working lives, couldn’t afford insurance. Now we are on an aged pension, the same thing applies.We have always had to take the risk that somehow, we will have to deal with damage to our house.

    • Nah! You’ve got to be joking.
      If you are unfortunate enougb to qualify for emergency funding of 1-3 thousand…… then you don’t get the meaningful grant .of 20 thousand .
      This cynical ‘fooled you ‘announcement makes a wonderful headline but…you don’t get it if you actually need it, or if you have some insurance.
      Another Liberal scumbag. CHEERS G”)

      • Ken, yep, always the same with the Liberals – read the T & C’s after the presser headline grabber has been announced.

  4. How, why?? After all has happened. Only if you were in a COMA would you of not applied for 1st offer for $ help. Now can’t get this new offer to help. WHY 😭

  5. You say this like the flood victims deserve nothing…. splashing cash is done by someone who doesn’t respect money… if the government is giving money for those affected then its more then deserved..

  6. Knock Knock . . . & whose money is it! Haven’t we been paying taxes while
    the 3 wise monkeys gave it away to their mates.

  7. Well the ground is so soggy, that the fences won’t hold.The cloths are moldy and so are the toes, don’t let that stuff you, haven’t you been told.your reception will hold, kiddin.wish I kept my old phone. With round three approaching 1 ah 2 in 500 years,sure hope our leads sums can endure.

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