LAST WEEK, Gary Briggs, (managing director of Dingo Australia), wrote a first hand account of the devestation caused by the bush fires around Dunedoo in New South Wales.
Gary now provides a follow-up relative to the greater consequences:
Hi Col, glad to see you are still kicking arse; I wondered what happened after Blues.
I’m getting a good number of responses; but not sure we are going to achieve a political win. This one is far bigger than the floods. These poor B’s lost everything — everything. Where and how do you start again without serious help?
They have now run into another blow from Government.
Asbestos has been declared in the buildings, as a matter of course. And “just in case,” every bit of ash has to be disposed of correctly. And no-one has any idea how to do it on such a grand scale.
It is illegal to dig a hole and bury it. And it is illegal to remove it. The same rules apply to a 300 metre house block as a 1,000 acre farm. Crazy!