FMA President Meets with Federal Minister Keenan
1st July 2017
FMA President Ian Dinham has met with Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan in Canberra to discuss flood mitigation and disaster recovery funding. Minister Keenan’s portfolio includes funding and support for natural disaster risk management programs.
Mr Dinham said the discussion focussed on recommendations of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into natural disaster funding particularly investment in pre-flood mitigation. FMA strongly supports the recommendation to increase the proportion of investment pre-disaster mitigation and preparation.
Mr Dinham said they discussed the benefits of well-planned mitigation works, and the Minister is keen to receive further information on projects which clearly demonstrate a reduction in disaster costs resulting from investing in mitigation.???????