Australian Aerial Firefighting Effort Receives $11m Boost

    Australia’s aerial firefighting force has been given an $11m funding injection from the Morrison government amid growing concern about the resourcing of firefighters combating the bushfire crisis.

    On Thursday the federal government announced it would nearly double the commonwealth’s annual contribution to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre, which coordinated the 140 aircraft used to battle fires across Australia.

    “In response to the request from our national fire chiefs we’re backing our firefighters and our water-bombing fleet with an extra $11m boost,” the prime minister, Scott Morrison said in a statement.

    Read more on this story at The Guardian

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