Government cold on royal commission call for sovereign aerial firefighting fleet

Katie Burgess
By Katie Burgess
Updated November 13 2020 - 9:12am, first published 2:30am
An aircraft drops fire retardant on Mt Tennant earlier in the year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Morrison government has resisted a call from the bushfires royal commission to develop a sovereign aerial firefighting fleet, saying more research is needed first.

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Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess

Federal politics reporter

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