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FACT CHECK - Bushfire recovery agency response to media reports on ‘diversion of funding’

Friday, March 13, 2020


The National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) would like to respond to inaccurate media reporting regarding funds being diverted away from bushfire recovery efforts.

The NBRA can confirm all bushfire recovery funding announced to date, including for tourism, will be used for bushfire recovery efforts only.

None of these funds have been, or will be, redirected to other priorities, including the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NBRA remains firm in its commitment to support bushfire-affected communities.

Further details on the NBRA’s work are available on the website at


Media contact

National Bushfire Recovery Agency: 0418 131 365 or