Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie says it was “fantastic” to welcome a large air tanker – which will help fight the bushfires in Western Australia – to Richmond air force base in New South Wales on Thursday.
“It arrived via Honolulu, Samoa and Fiji,” she told Sky News host Chris Smith.
“It’s already left … and is assisting with those Perth, WA bushfires as we speak.
“So, a fantastic outcome as a result of our government’s investment in ensuring that we have a national sovereign capability when it comes to that aerial firefighting fleet to be deployed wherever our fire chiefs deem it necessary.”
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