Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, said the additional funding, bringing the annual Australian Government investment to $26 million, would increase aerial firefighting capacity across the country, helping the States and Territories to prepare for summer.

“The $11 million boost to the national aerial firefighting fleet was announced in January by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and comes on top of the $15 million we already deliver each year for aerial firefighting,” Mr Littleproud said.

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