DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LATROBE VALLEY
  • Petitioning Dr Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria

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Dr Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria

DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LATROBE VALLEY

    1. Petition by

      Disaster in the Valley

The Emergency Management Act 1986 sets up arrangements to provide for the management and organisation of the prevention, response and recovery phases of emergencies, involving all relevant government and non-government agencies.

The Act defines emergency broadly, as the actual or imminent occurrence of an event that endangers the safety or health of persons, or which destroys, damages or threatens property or endangers or threatens the environment in Victoria. Victoria's arrangements are, accordingly, operative for any relevant incident.

Hazelwood Power station has a coal-mine fire expelling toxic smoke over a Morwell and surrounding areas within the Latrobe Valley.  This should be declared a state of emergency.

Serious concerns over the air quality in Morwell and high levels of carbon monoxide in the smoke pouring from the blaze in the Hazelwood open-cut mine started nearly four weeks ago.

The first responsibility of a government is to protect its people and that is not happening.

To:
Dr Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria
DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LATROBE VALLEY

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Dr Margerie Linton FOSTER, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Health, Environment and also VERY importantly, it is necessary to complete the work that I am sure the SEC would have done. That is to rehabilitate the site with soil clay) covering the coal in the disused mine site, and to have a functioning sprinkler system installed, so that this disaster in this particular mine site does not occur again. This is a really good reason not to proceed with anymore coal mining - instead to trun out sights to renewable energy.

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    • David Bligh AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      We are being lied to, enough is enough, how much damage do we have to put up with before state of emergency will be declared.

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    • Mignonne Bligh AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      I am ill and need help

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    • Jo George AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      We are all sick in my house

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    • Kathy Rands AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      The health of families is of the utmost importance and they should come first.

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