Make no mistake, the fires we've experienced this summer are climate fires. Politicians must start listening to what mother nature is telling us, what the community is pleading for. We must stop the expansion of fossil fuels, restore our environment and protect our animals or this environmental and climate crisis will only get worse.
This summer, I witnessed the complete devastation felt by communities affected by the climate fires. While it was wonderful to see firsthand the communities coming together to rebuild and recover, it was also terribly sad to see World Heritage-listed areas, and the animals that relied on them, completely decimated.
It’s the first week back in Parliament for the year, and I am more determined than ever to stand up for those who have lost so much.