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The Coalition Government has today reiterated it’s stance on what it believes is one of the major causes of the bushfires currently ripping through NSW, QLD and WA.
Rather than the fact that it’s extremely fucking hot, there’s little to no rain about, and experts have been warning about aggravated bushfire seasons as a result of climate change for a few years now, Barnaby Joyce and the Coalition Government have been quick to point out that it’s actually the Greens who have a case to answer.
This comes after Barnaby and a few of the Coalition Government MP’s saw a post on Facebook that did the rounds blaming ‘Greenies’ for limiting the amount of backburning and hazard reduction that can be done to prevent horrendous bushfires like we are currently seeing.
The popular online claim is that the Greens/Greenies have prevented authorities from implementing hazard reduction burns and other hazard reduction measures to prevent the build-up of fuel causing more severe fires.
However, despite the fact experts and people like former 13 year Fire Chief of NSW Greg Mullins have been quick to point out that; “Blaming ‘greenies’ for stopping these important measures is a familiar, populist, but basically untrue claim,” some within the Government are quick to blame the Greens for their role in the bushfires.
Despite the fact that Greens have had little to no say in politics apart from the time the blocked the ETS for some unrealistic pie in the sky idea of what climate policy should have been at the time, the Coalition has assured the nation that the minor party have crippled them on this critical bushfire policy that hasn’t been mentioned before some bloke in Queensland posted about it on Facebook.
“It’s been a major issue for us, I just haven’t had time to campaign on it in between trying to prevent vulnerable young women in NSW having control over their own bodies and advocating for giant tax-dodging multinational companies,” explained embattled MP Barnaby Joyce.
“So we don’t want to play the blame game at this time, but you can point your index fucking finger at the Greens for this issue,” explained the fired up politician who should probably just shut the fuck up and do whatever he can to help out the emergency services battling around the clock in his electorate.
More to come.
To help those on the frontline of the recovery effort, a donation can be made to the following organisations and charities.
NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service is at the frontline of efforts to contain flames that are burning across the state.
You can donate to the organisation via credit card or via direct deposit:
Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service
Bank: Westpac BSB: 032-001 Account No: 171051
To request a receipt please email your name, date of deposit, amount and address to [email protected]
Cheques and money orders can be posted to:
NSW Rural Fire Service
Locked Bag 17,
Granville NSW 2142
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility assisting koalas impacted by the recent bushfires.
Donations provide much needed hydration solutions, burn creams, bandages, nutritional replacement formulas, syringes and bedding for injured koalas.
More than 350 of the native marsupials have already perished and more work is needed to help rehabilitate koalas who are dehydrated and suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.
You can donate to the Koala Hospital via its gofundme page.
The Salvation Army @salvos
Meet the men & women on the frontline helping those who have lost so much due to the devastating #bushfires. We urgently need your donations so we can support those in need. Please donate to the Disaster Appeal here: http://ow.ly/MLR650x6ytl #qldfires #nswfires
You can donate to the Salvos’ Emergency and Disaster Appeal online.
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross is assisting communities in regions devastated by bushfires.
Donations to the Red Cross can be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch in New South Wales or Queensland, or online at the Red Cross website. You can also donate via phone between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by calling Red Cross on 1800 733 276.
Thread Together is a charitable group that sources new and excess clothing from fashion retailers before making them available to communities in need.
The organisation is looking for distribution partners on the ground in fire zones to help receive clothing and distribute it to residents.
If your company can assist with handing out items please contact the Thread Together office on 1300 003 789 or email [email protected]
You can also make a donation to Thread Together via the organisation’s website.