Hazard reduction burn planned for Mt French
A planned burn in the Mount French National Park will begin on Wednesday, June 24.
“I wanted Andrew to hear the stories of how the extended closures of the Cunningham Highway brought the town’s business centre almost to a stand still and the impact on primary producers, when this major road link isn’t available to transport produce.”
Fassifern primary producers and small business are not eligible for any of the suite of bushfire assistance measures announced by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. And yet our primary producers and small business could be if Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk requested it of the Prime Minister. An investigation by the Fassifern Guardian revealed the lack of assistance available to our local primary producers and small businesses and in conjunction with Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, has worked to highlight the issue to all levels of government.
“While I was out there fighting fires, I wasn’t looking after my cattle. I lost four of my breeders. What I do? I can’t use a dead carcass on a form to show loss,” says Burnett’s Creek grazier, Glenn Fearby. His initial reluctance in claiming funds from the compensation package was replaced by thought that the $6,000 could be used to buy feed for his remaining herd.