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Medal to Recognise Bushfire Emergency Responders
29 Jan 2020
Medal to Recognise Bushfire Emergency Responders
Australia’s brave fire, police, ambulance and emergency services volunteers and workers, along with Defence Force personnel and reservists and overseas personnel, will be eligible to receive a medal in recognition of their service and sacrifice during the current bushfire season. 
NSW Government Bushfire Donations Partner GIVIT Calling for Charities to Register for Vital Goods
22 Jan 2020
NSW Government Bushfire Donations Partner GIVIT Calling for Charities to Register for Vital Goods
Charities, service providers and groups assisting bushfire-impacted communities are encouraged to register with national not-for-profit GIVIT, official bushfire donation management partner of the NSW Government, to gain coordinated access to donations of cash, items and services. 
Tourism Funding Package an Important Step Towards Recovery
21 Jan 2020
Tourism Funding Package an Important Step Towards Recovery
Labor welcomes the announcement on the weekend of Government support to help the tourism industry recover from the impact of the bushfire crisis. 
The Best Ways to Lend a Hand to Bushfire Relief
21 Jan 2020
The Best Ways to Lend a Hand to Bushfire Relief
Millions of hectares of bush have been burned. Dozens of lives have been lost. Up to a billion mammals, birds, reptiles, bats, frogs and invertebrates may have died. Smoke from Australia’s bushfires has reached as far as New Zealand and Chile. Australia’s bush capital has recorded the worst air quality in the world. 
RSPCA NSW Outlines Bushfire Relief and Recovery Plan
17 Jan 2020
RSPCA NSW Outlines Bushfire Relief and Recovery Plan
RSPCA NSW is providing relief and recovery assistance to animals that have been impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisis. 
Scottish and World Folk Music Industry Rally for Australian Bushfires
16 Jan 2020
Scottish and World Folk Music Industry Rally for Australian Bushfires
Leading folk festivals, events and musicians around the world have rallied to raise funds in support of those affected by the Australian bushfires in a campaign initiated by the Year Of Scotland in Australia 2020, the largest ever program of Scottish music and culture currently underway throughout the country. 
Immediate Mental Health Services Deployed into Fire Affected Communities
14 Jan 2020
Immediate Mental Health Services Deployed into Fire Affected Communities
More mental health support services will be immediately provided to firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster. 
Tennis NSW Legacy Fund to Deliver Long-Term Benefits for Grassroots Tennis in the State
12 Jan 2020
Tennis NSW Legacy Fund to Deliver Long-Term Benefits for Grassroots Tennis in the State
The New South Wales tennis community is set to benefit from significant investment through a legacy fund, established by the NSW Government and Tennis NSW, as a result of securing the ATP Cup in Sydney. 
Number of P2 masks for bushfires increases to more than 1.8 million
9 Jan 2020
Number of P2 masks for bushfires increases to more than 1.8 million
The Australian Government is now supplying more than 1.8 million P2 face masks to assist frontline workers and those at risk in communities affected by the bushfires. 
National Bushfire Recovery Agency
8 Jan 2020
National Bushfire Recovery Agency
The Federal Government will establish a new agency with an initial $2 billion for a national bushfire recovery fund to coordinate a national response to rebuild communities and livelihoods after the devastating fire-front has passed. 
ADF Continues to Support Firefighting Effort
3 Jan 2020
ADF Continues to Support Firefighting Effort
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will increase its support to fire authorities, deploying additional specialist personnel to advise Incident Controllers at Fire Control Centres in New South Wales. 
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