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Liberal Spin Won’t Protect Communities from Bushfires

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police, Fire and Emergency Management spokesperson

Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.

When questioned by the Greens about the government’s failure to provide firefighters with the support they need, Minister Shelton responded by exhorting the community to be more prepared.

East Coast Fire Danger Under Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Fire and Emergency Management spokesperson

Yesterday’s Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has confirmed the worst fears for the East Coast of Tasmania, with ground conditions already above normal fire potential.

The AFAC Review of last summer’s bushfires identified fuel reduction burning by private landowners as a valuable contribution to risk reduction, in addition to that conducted by government agencies. 

One Year After Devastating Fires, Sluggish Response from Hodgman Government

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Parks spokesperson

Today marks the grim one year anniversary of bushfires that threatened Tasmanian communities and caused irreparable damage to ancient wilderness landscapes, yet the Hodgman Liberal Government continues to starve the Parks and Wildlife Service of the funds it needs to undertake effective fire management.

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