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Money to Burn: Politics in the Pub event on the NSW Coalition Government’s response to Black Summer

PSA/CPSU NSW members are invited to a Politics in the Pub event on the NSW Coalition government’s response to the 2019-20 Black Summer megafires, where recovery money was deliberately withheld from non-Coalition seats such as Blue Mountains.

PSA Organiser and former National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger Kim de Govrik is among the speakers at the event, which is being organised by Blue Mountains Unions & Community (BMUC).

The Blue Mountains have seen an explosive increase in plant growth and are expecting a dry winter, creating a dangerous risk in the upcoming fire season. This is further exacerbated by lengthening fire seasons caused by climate change.

The event will look at how well prepared we are for future fire seasons and was the effect of the politically motivated misallocation of grants from the State Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery funds.

The event is free to attend.

Event details

Time 3:00pm
Date 18 March
Venue Family Hotel, 15 Parke Street Katoomba 2780


Kim de Govrik An Organiser for the PSA with remote fire-fighting experience in his former job with National Parks,

Mike Holland A lawyer since 1979 and a law lecturer who retired from legal practice and academia in 2016, Mike is a BMUC member and a commenter on issues of government integrity and corruption. You can listen to his show, Rights, Rorts and Rants on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1FM.

Mark Greenhill OAM A Blue Mountains City Councillor for 20 years, 10 of which he has served as Mayor, Mark brings a Council perspective. He was Mayor during both the 2013 fires when 210 local houses and other buildings were destroyed, and during the Black Summer fires, when 2,448 homes, including 90 in the Blue Mountains, were destroyed across NSW.

The speakers will be followed by a Q&A.

More information

Contact Debra Smith on 0408 238 586 or  or go to

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