How Clive is helping with fires
Queensland businessman Clive Palmer has donated the use of a private helicopter and its pilot for use in the ongoing bushfire disaster in southeast Australia.
The helicopter, which can carry seven people, is now at an airport outside Sydney, a press release from Mr Palmer said this morning.
"This aircraft and highly trained pilot with former navy and army aviation experience is ready to assist with immediate evacuations, or in any capacity required,'' Mr Palmer said in a statement.
I’m making my helicopter & pilot available in sydney for rescue in any way during the national fire crisis. I’m also asking other people with private helicopters to assist in this matter too. pic.twitter.com/1Co5vkUNnb— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) January 4, 2020
"Our Government should be taking greater leadership during this deadly bushfire crisis.''
Mr Palmer is encouraging other private aircraft owners to take similar action.
The United Australia Party head said he had also offered use of private boats for evacuations if necessary.