Sir Peter Cosgrove joins the bushfire recovery effort
Former governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove is urging people not to forget bushfire-hit parts of the state.
He’s been appointed chairman of the business-led effort to get regions back on their feet.
A survey estimates three-quarter of Australians were either directly or indirectly affected by the crisis.
Sir Peter tells Alan Jones there’s an enormous amount to do and believes the corporate world can shoulder a lot of the work.
“We still need government, we need the charities to look after individuals but we want to get business activity so people can have a place to go to shop and money can start circulating back around the community.”
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