Australia tourism gets $76 million bush fire recovery boost Jan 20, 2020 0 407 12345 Canberra: Australia’s conservative government has announced a 76-million-dollar (52.3 million US dollars) tourism recovery package in response to the country’s devastating summer bush fires.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement on Sunday that Australian tourism was facing “its biggest challenge in living memory.” This first round of tourism aid will be taken from a 2-billion-dollar National Bushfire Recovery Fund, Morrison said.Earlier this week, the government announced that 50 million dollars would also be used from the fund to help rescue and protect wildlife affected by the bush fires. The impact of the Australian bush fires on the nation’s tourism sector will be at least 4.5 billion dollars by the end of the year, Sydney-based Australian Tourism Export Council, the peak industry body representing Australia’s 45-billion-dollar tourism sector, said. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in latest demonstration in Hong Kong Jan 20, 2020 0 1193 Philippine volcano evacuees warned not to come home as risk still high Jan 20, 2020 0 898 India, Sri Lanka vow to strengthen military ties as China clout grows Jan 20, 2020 0 954 Pakistan PM calls for UN intervention in Kashmir Islamabad Dawn.com Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan will not continue to watch as India carries out military attacks along the Line of Control (LoC) targeting civilians. Taking to Twitter, the .. Russia’s Medvedev to remain head of governing party Moscow: Dmitry Medvedev intends to remain the chair of Russia’s ruling United Russia party following his resignation as prime minister last week. “I remain the head of the party,” the 54-year-old ally of President ..