Prime Minister vows to back firefighting during visit to Wye River

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, centre third from right, his wife Lucy, second from left, and Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson, second from right, have praised members of the Wye River Country Fire Authority brigade for their role in saving more than 300 homes in Wye River and Separation Creek in the Otways’ Christmas Day blaze. Mr Turnbull toured the scene of the bushfire yesterday.

PRIME MINISTER Malcolm Turnbull has committed funding to keep water-carrying aircraft in the region for an “extended period” to fight ongoing bushfires.

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