Keith urges locals to make a submission on draft report

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Statement from Keith Pitt MP, sent to Hinkler media:

“The Productivity Commission is an independent body.

“This report is a draft only.

“I received a briefing from the Commission earlier this week in Canberra and expressed my deep concern that they do not intend to hold hearings outside the capital cities, in disaster-affected regions like Bundaberg.

“Hinkler residents who are concerned, and wish to be well-informed on the matter, should not rely solely on views of commentators shared via the media.

“I encourage Hinkler residents to read the draft report for themselves and make submissions.”

Submissions close on October 21 and can be sent via email and post:

disaster.funding@pc.gov.au

Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

Productivity Commission

Locked Bag 2

Collins St East

Melbourne Vic 8003

For more information go to: http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/disaster-funding/make-submission